A timeless Ercol Original, Utility by founder Lucian Ercolani was inspired by the local craft tradition in the Chiltern Hills where he built his first factory. Complementing both traditional and contemporary decor with its spindle back and comfortable oval seat, the chair bow is steam-bent from a single straight ash rail and then sanded and shaped to give its elegant profile. Traditional wedge joints with the inset legs hand-sanded flush with the surface provide a characteristic design detail as well as a very strong joint, backed up by the H-underframe.
- 40.6" h x 19.3" w x 23.6" d (103x49x60cm)
- Seat height: 17.7" (45cm)
Stained ash, walnut
Optional seat pad available on request
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.