Though a nostalgic link to its origins in modernist furniture design, British brand L. Ercolani only recently revived Utility Stool as part of its Originals collection. In fact, these barstools were first made in the 1950s for the company's draftsmen to use at their drawing boards. Whether put to service while sketching a portrait or hoisting a pint, there is something honestly appealing about these handcrafted, time-honored classics.
- Bar: 29.5" h x 15.4" w x 14.6" d (75x39x37cm)
- Counter: 25.6" h x 15.4" w x 14.6" d (65x39x37cm)
Stained ash, oak or walnut
With its 100-year anniversary, the heritage British furniture company founded by Lucian Ercolani is rebranded as as the premium brand L. Ercolani. Embodying the classic collection he pioneered, it also encompasses 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.