40 years of Service Award

January 8, 2015

Just before the Christmas break, we celebrated two 40 years service awards for brothers Brian and Pete. Both Brian and Pete joined ercol in 1974. Brian (on the right of our Chairman, Edward) joined in the October of 1974 where he started in the Bandsaw shop and 9 days later became an apprentice in Polishing where […]

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Assembling an ercol Quaker chair

November 21, 2014

The 1875 Quaker Dining Chair is one of our classic Windsor chair designs. Created by Lucian Ercolani in 1957, it has remained in continuous production up to this very day. We thought we’d share with you the key stages in assembling the chair

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ercol celebrates John Lewis’ 150th Anniversary

May 2, 2014

This weekend sees John Lewis’ 150th Anniversary. To celebrate we’ve produced the Studio Couch in a black finish with the iconic and exclusive Cummersdale fabric, updated and re-imagined from the John Lewis Archive to mark the Anniversary. The Windsor chair and footstool is also available in a limited edition linen fabric. 

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A Chair Fit for a Prince

February 12, 2014

At Kensington Palace this morning, HRH The Duchess of Cambridge will receive personally a gift for HRH Prince George – a specially designed, hand-made high chair from The Furniture Makers’ Company, the furnishing industry’s charity. Five eminent furniture designers were tasked

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ercol timeline

July 5, 2012
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When Henry, the great-grandson of ercol’s founder, joined the company, he was the obvious choice to pull together a presentation of ercol’s history.  After a month rummaging through our archive, the result is now live on our website.  Starting in 1888 with the birth of Lucian Ercolani,  it follows his family’s move to the UK, […]

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The House the 50s Built

June 15, 2012
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We’ve been enjoying the Channel 4 series, The House the 50s Built, showing the transformation in houses that took place from the drab, post-war austerity to a bright, modern interior during the 50s.  The widespread introduction of many labour saving gadgets – things we take for granted, like fridges, washing machines, hoovers, revolutionised people’s lives […]

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Sandersons 50s collection

April 1, 2011
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With this year seeing the 60th anniversary of the Festival of Britain, Sandersons have issued a collection of bold prints, wallpapers and fabrics – their 50’s Collection.  The Festival of Britain took place in 1951, a tough post-war era, where people had laboured under rationing and utility designs.   The Festival helped lead the way to […]

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Studio couch returns!

July 7, 2010
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Since we relaunched a small selection of classic pieces from our back catalogue as our Originals range a few years ago, we’ve had lots of requests to re-release our 355 studio couch. Well, we’ve listened and are delighted to reintroduce this iconic piece in this, our 90th year. The studio couch was designed by the […]

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