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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Great windsor chair race

July 15, 2011
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The Contemporary Craft Fair at Bovey Tracey saw three furniture designers – Carl Clerkin, Chris Eckersley and William Warren – square off in a race to make as many chairs as they could over the weekend, inventing new designs on the spot and making improvised variations.  Why – well a bit of fun and to […]

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ercol at Milan 2011

March 15, 2011
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ercol will be taking a range of furniture to show at the Milan International Furniture Fair this April.  As well as a wide collection of our own furniture, we have also tied up with renowned British designer Matthew Hilton and international design and furniture company de la Espada.  Matthew will be showing five new chairs, […]

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Sleep Event 2010

November 30, 2010
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The Sleep Event is a major show aimed at those involved in the design, architecture and development of hotels.  It is held in the wonderful Business Design Centre in Islington every November.  The show has an eclectic range of exhibitors, covering furniture, textiles, bathrooms, LED TVs, access controls amongst many others.  The show is spread […]

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The art of steam bending

November 17, 2009
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Steam bending is an amazing sight to see – that a straight solid piece of timber can be made pliable and bent into such extreme curves almost beggars belief.  It is an art that ercol has refined over the decades and which we use on many of our chairs to give their beautiful chair bows. […]

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ercol IR eye

September 18, 2009
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Our range of media units are designed for today’s flat screen TVs of all sizes.  We’ve now got a cracking new gadget in our IR (infra-red) TV units.  Up to now you’ve had to have your digiboxes and DVD players visible so that the remote control will work; well that’s still an option, but if […]

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