Originals Dining Chair
$600 – $660
Originally crafted in the British countryside by simple craftsmen, the classic Windsor chair was the springboard for Lucian Ercolani. Dining Chair represents his modern take on the seating that he first adapted for production in 1943—and it remains a mainstay of Ercol’s Originals collection. The chair bow is steam bent from a single straight ash rail and joins the back spindles in the classic configuration. A comfortably shaped saddle seat meets the legs with traditionally durable wedge joinery, the leg stump hand-sanded flush with the seat, and with additional strength provided by the H-underframe.
36.25" h x 19.25" w x 21.75" d (92x49x55cm)
Seat height: 17.75" (45cm)
Optional seat pad available on request
“I am lucky enough to remember Lucian as a very benign grandfather who gave me my first bicycle and, later, taught me the pleasure of drinking Chianti,” says Edward Tadros, current chairman and grandson of Ercol’s founder. “But he was also absolutely instrumental in creating my interest and curiosity in art and design.” He’s speaking of Lucian Ercolani, the icon of British modernism, who founded the company in 1920 after having moved to London from his native Italy.
Best known for its midcentury Originals that are still produced today, Ercol sought to offer a contemporary version of handmade British furniture. Initially, the collection was inspired by classic Windsor styles, a nod to the heritage of Chiltern Hills near the first factory. The “old man” as he is referred to in company lore had made his first piece of furniture in 1907. From that auspicious start, Ercol continues to stand for timeless contemporary design and a continuity of craft.