Everything seemingly old is rendered new again with this bench by British heritage house L. Ercolani. Hand-crafted without the use of any nails or screws in the L. Ercolani factory outside of London, the bent beech frame bow echoes the essential lines of the Windsor chair. The outward-shaped elm seat is molded for comfort, and the tapered legs are signature to L. Ercolani's Originals series, designed by founder Lucian R. Ercolani.
L. Ercolani was founded was founded in 1920 by a young Italian immigrant to the UK, and since 2002, operates out of a 160,000-square-foot factory in the heart of the traditional Chiltern's furniture-making are which has won several awards for its sound environmental practices and architectural design.
32.3" h x 46.1" w x 20.9" d (82x117x53cm)
Seat height: 18.5" (47cm)
Stained ash, 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 theEnglish 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.