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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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90th anniversary special editions

May 5, 2010
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As you may be aware (see earlier article) we are celebrating our 90th anniversary this year.  We’ve lots of new product ranges coming out this year, as we look forward to the next decade of ercol, but we felt we’d also like to mark the occasion with a few special pieces. Our Originals range embody [...]

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Lucian Brett Ercolani DSO, DFC: 1917 – 2010

February 23, 2010
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It is with great sadness that we have to tell you that Lucian Ercolani passed away on Saturday 13 February 2010, aged 92.  Mr Lucian, as he was affectionately known to everyone at ercol, will be sorely missed. The eldest son of ercol’s founder, Mr Lucian joined the company in 1934 and in due course [...]

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Happy Birthday to Ercol!

January 29, 2010
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Founded in 1920 by Lucian Ercolani, Ercol is 90 years old on the 29th January.  Over this time we have seen many changes, in furniture styles, the way we live our lives and what we expect our furniture to do. However, there have been some constants throughout this period – the demand for good design, [...]

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