An Eroclani Original
I love chairs and its really hard fining a nice comfortable chair to just relax at home. Well I did and it’s a Lucian Ercolani (1888-1976) for Ercol Furniture, High Wycombe, England. This chair was c1960’s. It’s a great chair, low and a relaxed back perfect for short person like myself.
Looking at Eroclani designs they are very simple and timeless.
Lucian R Ercolani, or the "Old Man" as he is affectionately known in the company, founded ercol in 1920. Born in Italy in 1888, Lucian's family moved to London in the 1890s. There he went to night school at the Shoreditch Technical Institute where he studied drawing, design and the theory and construction of furniture. In 1907 he made his first piece of furniture - a musical cabinet, inlaid with mother of pearl. Years later the company tracked this down and we still have it to this day.
The Old Man designed the company's products for many years. The Windsor range remains one of our most popular ranges over half a century after it was first launched in its original guise, whilst a few years ago we reintroduced some of Lucian's classic designs, which now form the ercol Originals.
More info here https://www.ercol.com/en-au/living/originals/