Ever since coming across our first pieces of Ercol furniture – a vintage set that had been passed down through two generations – we have been endlessly impressed with the British furniture maker. This vintage set was for us, a true testament to Ercol’s time-honoured commitment to quality materials and exquisite craftsmanship.
While designing for Ercol, Lucian created timeless furniture designs celebrated for their soft, sculptural curves and ground-breaking use of bentwood. In 1964, Lucian was awarded an OBE (Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) for his notable contributions to British design and manufacturing.
In 2010 Lucian was posthumously awarded the prestigious Design Guild Mark for his Originals collection, as it is now known. The Originals furniture collection reflected a break from the heavy, ornate pre-war styles towards a new clean lined, simple elegance. The designs were first launched in the late 1950s and relaunched by Ercol in 2003.
Lucian Ercolani at the Ercol factory