Ever since this elm table set was designed in 1956 by Ercol's founder, Lucian Ercolani, the Nest of Tables has been affectionately known within the family-run British company (now in its third generation) as the "pebble" nest. With an unwavering commitment to manufacturing in the UK, the firm moved its craftsmen to a state-of-the-art factory in Buckinghamshire in 2002, where environmental considerations include a biomass boiler fueled by wood waste, the avoidance of solvent-based finishes and timber sourced from naturally regenerative forests in Europe and America to make the furniture. The graceful curves of these tables are an essay in simplicity and a delight to the eye, in a choice of dark or light wood finishes or 7 colorways.
16" h x 26.5" w x 20" d (40x67x51cm)
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.