Norway-born designer Lars Beller Fjetland's deep love of wood and fine craftsmanship finds its focus in the side table version from his IO collection. With its soft, cloud-like edges and round matte surface, the overhead view resembles its namesake, the most distinct of Jupiter's monumental moons. Collaborating with renowned artisan maker Ercol's modernist L. Ercolani offshoot, Lars devises a spare flanged concept that makes full use of the U.K. company's superb reputation for woodcraft. Subtle but luxurious in its presence, IO makes for a very special addition to accompany a seating arrangement.
16.5" h x 23.5" dia (42x60cm)
Marking the 100-year anniversary of Ercol in 2020, the company reorganized under the moniker of its founder Lucian Ercolani as a premium brand that embodies the classic collection he pioneered as well as new works from an international slate of designers like Norm Architects, Jonas Wagell, and Lars Beller Fjetland. Under Edward Tadros, current chairman and grandson of “the old man” as Lucien is fondly remembered, the legacy of well-built furniture continues at its headquarters in the English countryside village of Princes Risborough
Best known for the iconic midcentury Originals that are still produced today, Ercolani developed a contemporary version of handmade British furniture initially inspired by classic Windsor styles. After surviving the Great Depression, two world wars, several recessions, and global competition, the company moves robustly into a new century buttressed by its uncompromising values and unstinting craftsmanship.