In natural finish or sleek black lacquer, Ercol’s solid ash wood chair is as sturdily practical as it is crisply stylish. Lara Chair was originally conceived for high-wear contract use but functions beautifully in any setting. Crafted with a comfortable dish seat and a solid curved backrest, the chair is also stackable for storage when not in use.
30.75" h x 19.25" w x 18" d (78x49x46cm)
Seat height: 18.5" (47cm)
“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.