The Design Guild Mark Award by ercol

April 27, 2017

The prestigious Design Guild Mark Award, introduced by the Furniture Makers Company, is a great accolade for any furniture designer.  It is awarded to designers working in Britain or British designers working abroad, acknowledging the best qualities in furniture design and furniture making for volume production. In recent years ercol has been very proud of […]

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Clerkenwell Design Week 2011

May 25, 2011
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The Clerkenwell Design Week, which is actually three days, but does take place in Clerkenwell, takes place from 24th to 26th May this year, over a wide number of locations.  ercol went along to have a look round. One of the main exhibition spaces is the Farmiloe Building – with its ornate façade, this was […]

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My Big Furniture Idea

March 25, 2011
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Two local schools swept the board in the recent “My Big Furniture Idea” competition, organised by Bucks New University to promote the idea of furniture design amongst school students.  Entries were judged on appropriate specification of materials, creative content, practicability and environmental considerations. In the Key Stage 5 category, a team from Princes Risborough School

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Thinking Space

February 1, 2011
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As well as all us manufacturers showing our wares, trade show Interiors 2011 had a large area called “Thinking Space” where various creative ideas were explored.  Designers Block showcased a number of themes, including Bodging Milano – chairs produced by a group of nine designers who met for six days in Clissett’s Wood, Herefordshie to […]

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New chiltern pieces for John Lewis

January 24, 2011
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Following the success of the chiltern dining range, designed exclusively for John Lewis, we’re adding five new pieces to the collection.  The chiltern range was inspired by ercol’s mid-century archive, reinterpreted for today.  The new additions similarly take inspiration from some of our classic designs, whilst taking the distinctive “criss-cross” pattern of the lists on […]

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End of year show

December 6, 2010
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Interested in furniture design? Then make a date in your diaries for the end of year show by the MA Furniture: Design & Technology students from Bucks New University. The end of year show gives the postgraduate students the chance to exhibit the best items of their work created during the last calendar year. The […]

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ercol in Tokyo

November 12, 2010
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October saw ercol taking part in the British Design Week in Tokyo.  The week aimed to showcase the best of British designers and design, with the highlight being an event at the British Embassy.  The embassy kindly let us use one of their wonderful rooms to display our furniture, in collaboration with our Japanese distributor […]

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BA Contemporary Furniture Design project 2010

June 9, 2010
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Ercol have a long running association with Bucks New University and have close links with the BA Contemporary Furniture Design course. We take part annually in a live project with third year students, for which we set a brief and offer support to the students. For this year’s project ercol set a brief for the […]

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