Everything seemingly old is rendered new again with this bench by British heritage house Ercol. Hand-crafted without the use of any nails or screws in the Ercol factory outside of London, the bent beech frame bow echoes the essential lines of the Windsor chair. The outward-shaped elm seat is molded for comfort, and the tapered legs are signature to Ercol's Originals series, designed by founder Lucian R. Ercolani.
For a modern twist, the ombré finish was added in recent years. The graded color fades away to a natural wood grain. Even in a solid hue or without any hint of color at all, the minimal silhouette stands alone. It's easy to fall in love with Lucian's design, whether it's pulled up to a dining table or placed on its own in a salon or bedroom.
Ercol was founded was founded in 1920 by a young Italian immigrant to the UK, and since 2002, operates out of a 160,000-square-foot factory in the heart of the traditional Chiltern's furniture-making are which has won several awards for its sound environmental practices and architectural design.
46" w x 21" d x 30.75" h (117x53x78cm)
Seat: 17" h (43cm)
Beech frame, elm seating
Other colors and woods available on request.
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.