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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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New electronic furniture archive

November 24, 2009
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Buckinghamshire New University has a close involvement with the Furniture Industry, which has been one of the key employers in the area.  With the help of a grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Council, they have embarked on preserving the industry’s rich heritage through creating an on-line collection of photos, technical papers and other […]

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The Ercol Lion

November 6, 2009
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The ercol lion was long used as a representation of ercol, taking on many different characters and forms during its life. Originally inspired by the lions of Trafalgar Square, the first ercol lions were quite formal affairs. The earliest examples were used in the late 1920s, just a short time after the company’s foundation, and […]

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