Born in 1888, Lucian Ercolani moved with his family from Italy to England, in the 1890s, where he would eventually stamp his legacy on the furnishing world in 1920 by establishing Ercol. With a strong foundation of dedicated individuals who commonly and continually aspire to design for comfort, function, and for beauty, Ercol?s pieces clearly illustrate the passion that has gone into their mid-century modern designs and high quality craftsmanship. The long-established company prides itself on using traditional joint wedges, instead of using too many screws that will weaken the overall piece, to construct enduring pieces that have provably lasted multiple decades. In addition to that, Ercol aptly takes pleasure in being one of the few companies in the world that still utilizes steam-bending techniques to mold their solid wood pieces. Least it be said that with company growth has come sustainability awards as well as design awards (such as the Designers Guild Mark, the Manufacturing Guild Mark, and the Best in Furniture ? International Contemporary Furniture Fair). With slight updates here and there, the family owned company remains true to Ercolani?s passion for enduring innovation as Ercol remains at the forefront of creating excellent designs within the international world of modern furniture.
Lucian R. Ercolani, also affectionately known as the "Old Man", founded Ercol in 1920. Originally born in Italy in 1888, he and his family moved to London in the 1890s where he would later kick off his career in design. After years of hard work invested into night school where he studied drawing, design, theory, and industrial design specific to furniture, Ercolani would eventually churn out the much loved Originals Collection. Now, as family owned Ercol is passed down the generations, the company remains true to Ercolani's original vision of creating beautiful and honest pieces.View other products by Lucian Ercolani