British maker Ercol’s furnituremaking dexterity is on fine display with its Chairmakers seating, a midcentury adaptation of classic Windsor style. The curved arched back, upward-turned armrests and solid sculptured seat provide marvelous comfort. A notable feature of this dining chair is the classic Windsor wedge joint, with the leg meeting the seat and then sanded off flush to the surface, a design element grounded in the craftsman’s tradition.
43.75" h x 23.5" w x 24.75" d (111x60x53cm)
Seat height: 16.5" (42cm)
Elm with beech frame
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.