In 1920 a young designer called Lucian Ercolani started his own business in High Wycombe, the chairmaking capital of England. Here he perfected the technique of steam-bending wood in large quantities to form the famous Windsor Bow, and discovered how to 'tame' elm; a beautifully grained hardwood other furniture makers considered impossible to work with.
Design and people were the cornerstones of his company. This remains true of the family owned private company that continues his beliefs in the 21st century.
A ReVamped Ercol Windsor Suite
There is a huge revival in Ercol and the vintage pieces are now considered design classics. Always investment items, the quality and styling of the furniture has stood the test of time and now appeals to a whole new generation.