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Bucks EYeS 2012

July 3, 2012
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One of the joys of working with the students at Bucks New University is to go and see their finished works, the culmination of their studies, at their end of year show. This year’s show took place in June on the University Campus and as you can see from the images  the standard of the […]

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Queen’s lunch

June 8, 2012
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Well, what a week of celebrations it’s been.  After the service at St. Pauls and procession on Tuesday, the Queen had lunch with the City Livery Companies in Westminster Hall.  Each Worshipful company was represented and we were delighted that Tom Dean, a previous Managing Director and long serving, now retired, employee of ercol, was […]

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Bucks New University – ercol MA project 2012

March 28, 2012
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We were treated to a presentation by students from Bucks New University this week.  The MA Furniture Design students had previously been on a tour of the ercol factory and showroom.  They had been asked to pick an ercol chair, past or present, that inspired them and then come up with an accessory for it. […]

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Bucks MA furniture design show 2011

January 17, 2012
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At the end of year show, the postgraduate students on the Buckinghamshire New University’s MA course in Furniture: Design & Technology, showed the pick of their work created during 2011.  The show celebrated the talent, creativity and success of

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Ryecotewood tour

October 25, 2011
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Students from the National School of Furniture, Oxford Rycotewood Furniture Centre, paid a visit to the ercol factory and showroom last week.  The students are in their second year of a BA in Furniture Design and Make.   The students were shown how ercol creates furniture – from the process of design, through all the […]

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Team ercol conquer Snowdon

September 21, 2011
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Last weekend saw a team from ercol scale Snowdon and assemble an ercol swan chair at the summit, to raise money for the Iain Rennie Hospice at Home.   The weekend started with a warm-up event involving climbing Pen y Fan, the highest mountain in the Brecon Beacons (886m) on 17th  September, before tackling Corn Du (873m) […]

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Windsor to Wales Challenge

August 26, 2011
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A team from ercol will be scaling the Welsh mountains this September and making a chair at the top of one, to raise money for the Iain Rennie Hospice at Home. The Iain Renne Hospice at  Home is a charity providing specialist and supportive care and advice for patients with cancer and other life threatening […]

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Great windsor chair race

July 15, 2011
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The Contemporary Craft Fair at Bovey Tracey saw three furniture designers – Carl Clerkin, Chris Eckersley and William Warren – square off in a race to make as many chairs as they could over the weekend, inventing new designs on the spot and making improvised variations.  Why – well a bit of fun and to […]

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