Dylan Freeth receives the Design Guild Mark Award 2014 at 100% Design.

by ercol on September 23, 2014

romana-awardOn Thursday 18th September Dylan Freeth, Designer in the ercol Design Studio attended The 2014 Design Guild Mark Awards Ceremony during London Design Week at 100% Design to receive the Design Guild Mark Award for the Romana sideboard.

dgm_dylanDylan (left) said: “It was fantastic to receive the Design Guild Mark for Romana. Many well-designed and well-made products have received the award so I’m delighted Romana is now included on that list. The range was developed closely for our factory with the design and production team at ercol – a lot of people here have worked hard on the project, so it was great to hear that the judging panel of industry experts thought we had done a good job!

The brief was for a modern dining range which showed off ercol’s skill in working solid wood. We knew we wanted it to be a tactile range – watching people in our showroom you notice how important the physical feel of the furniture is – so I spent a lot of time initially working out how to get a soft feel to the tables and cabinets, but still keep it looking crisp and defined. Once we had settled on the rounded bullet-nose shape of the table surfaces and cabinet tops, and how the ends of tables and cabinets joint precisely around this, we applied those simple flowing lines and cuts to everything in the range.”


The Romana sideboard embodies the quality, design and craftsmanship which have become synonymous with the ercol brand.   The large sideboard provides lots of storage space, housing three drawers and two cupboard spaces while it’s defining characteristic of the Romana sideboards are the soft organic curves used along the top and legs of the piece. The sideboard is made from oak, and is finished in a clear matt lacquer.



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david tomlin October 7, 2016 at 07:19

Hello Ercol,
We took delivery of our large Romana sideboard and coffee table yesterday and we are delighted with them.
The sideboard has 8off loose long pins along with 8off short pins holding up the wooden shelves, could you tell me what the longer pins are intended for?
07th October 16.


ercol November 28, 2016 at 14:28

These would have been transit pegs and packed with soft sponge to stop the shelves from moving during transit. Kindest Regards.


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