ercol at the British Business Embassy

by ercol on July 9, 2012

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As part of the events surrounding the Olympics, the British Business Embassy (BBE), will play host to eighteen global business summits across six weeks.  The event will provide a showcase for British business, art and design.  The 19th century Lancaster House is being transformed for the event, to showcase modern art and design from both new and established designers,  photographers, furniture makers and sculptors.  The transformation has been overseen by a creative panel, chaired by Sir John Sorrell, alongside Diana Yakeley, President of the British Institute of Interior Design.

ercol are delighted to be furnishing one of the eighteen rooms.  As part of this we have teamed up with Glasgow textile company, Timorous Beasties, to make a very special version of the ercol studio couch.  Founded in 1990 by Alistair McAuley and Paul Simmons, who met studying textile design, they are noted for surreal and provocative textiles and wallpapers.  About their fabric design for the studio couch they say:

“The fabric of the two studio couches is “Westminster Skaters”.  The diversity of city life is reflected in Victorian toile-inspired, silhouetted images of Westminster and the urban South Bank.  Highly patterned foliage frames the image and echoes the pastoral scenes of traditional toiles.  The mash-up of traditional and edgy, “graffiti” elements of the Timorous Beasties print mirror the traditional and contemporary aspect of ercol’s design.”

The BBE starts on the eve of the Olympics and we’ll make sure to bring you some more pictures then.

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Furnitureflair July 24, 2012 at 16:51

What a masterpiece this sofa is. We love the elegant shape and design. And the print on the fabric is just amazing. We also love the simple black and white colour that was used as it really shows up the design detail. We love this chair. Hope it is a hit at the BBE event.


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