Exacting English craftsmanship including dovetail joints and a subtle matte-wax lacquer finish are hallmarks of heritage Brit brand Ercol, which manufacturers this stunning desk designed by Matthew Hilton in its facilities outside London. Matthew's design is a nod to the clean lines of Mid-Century forms, but the update is in the scale and functional details such as the cable management outlet. Available in walnut or American oak, sourced from sustainable forestry resources. In the images featured here, paired with the Butterfly Chair by Ercol.
33" h x 48" w x 23" d (86x122x59cm)
American oak or walnut
Made in England
“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.