ercol at Design Junction – London Design Week 2014

by ercol on September 11, 2014

From the 18th – 21st September we’ll be taking part in London Design Week at Design Junction.

We’ll be showcasing the new take of the reissued ‘All-purpose chair’ at our stand (S26) alongside the Studio Couch and Windsor Easy chair in Kvadrat material, the Walnut Love Seat, Ercol Stacking chair, Butterfly chair and Originals Nest of Tables.


This year we’re delighted to be supporting the Design Junctions official chosen charity, ‘A Childs Dream’ in aid of Teddy’s Wish. Sixteen ercol Stacking Chairs, and twelve Anglepoise lamps have been donated for 19 of the UK’s leading creatives to customise and give their unique interpretations of the designs.

The sixteen ercol stacking chairs have been lovingly customised by  Afroditi Krassa, Faye Toogood Ab Rogers, Michael Sodeau, Emma Mawston, Donna Wilson, Kristjana Williams, Sam Wilkinson, Tom Dixon, Wilkinson Eyre Design, Rachel Galbraith (our very own Creative Director), Princes Risborough School (the local school to our Factory and Showroom), Topshop, Antony Dickens, Pearson Lloyd and Alex Cruden.

All of the bespoke designs will be displayed at designjunction 2014 for the duration of the show (18 – 21 September).

Here’s a few of the reinvented chairs below; but, don’t forget to keep your eyes peeled on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for further updates during London Design Week.

Ercol’s Rachel Galbreith reinvented the stacking chair with vintage clippings of Alice in Wonderland.

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@AfroditiKrassa Injected CMYK printer ink into the stacking chair.

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Donna Wilson (below)


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Faye Toogood (below)

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Kristjana Willaims (below)

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Sam Wilkinson (below)

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Tom Dixon (below)

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The Princes Risborough School Students Keane Spenle and Luke Page took inspiration from the lyrics “Ziggy Stardust Aladdin Sane, people look at me like I’m a lad insane, I’m not trying be like someone else inspirations are good but be yourself” is a quote from our own song “Parma Violets”. The chair encompasses all of these lyrics in a physical representation using Art and textiles. On the face of the chair are portraits of David Bowie and Jimi Hendrix. These musicians have inspired generation after generations and re shaped pop culture as it is known today.

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Other elements on the chair include melting vinyls symbolising Dali Clocks, Swirling Psychedelic patterns similar to those seen in “The Starry Night” and a Hans Christian Anderson quote “Where words fail music speaks”. And many more.

Teddy’s Wish raises funds to aid research into the causes behind SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome), neonatal death and stillbirth and support grieving families. In all cases the loss is sudden, without warning and often without explanation.The charity launched on 1st August 2014 and since its inception, has raised an incredible £50,000 through generous donations on For more information on why Jennifer Reid set up the charity you can read Jennifer’s story here:

All funds raised will go directly to Teddy’s Wish and will be available to buy online through silent auction at from 12 September until midday on Sunday 28 September 2014. Prices start from £150 for the Anglepoise lamp and £350 for the stacking chair.

If you’re visiting Design junction, don’t forget to pop by and say hello to Henry (great Grandson of Lucian Ercolani) who will be manning our stand (S26) throughout the event.

‘A Child’s Dream’ exhibition will take place at Design Junction 2014, and will run from 18-21 September.

Visit the first floor of The Sorting Office, 21-31 New Oxford Street, London.

Ticket entry to the show is £8 in advance or £10 on the door, a percentage of ticket sales will go to Teddy’s Wish. d321b83e-6f33-4499-908e-2bb6c353018d


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