Ercol has a reputation for producing elegant hardwood furniture following the essential principles of the Windsor chair. Strong, simple frames, the warmth of natural wood and expert craftsmanship have made the furniture a coveted addition in the modern home. In contrast, the modular seating available in public settings tends to be fully upholstered and rarely employs exposed, well crafted timber frames.
The Von range seeks to bridge this gap and bring what we love about our homes into the professional environment. With its generously wide proportions, the focus remains firmly on comfort and achieving a sense of breathing space between users, no matter the configuration of elements.
The Von Bench is an integral part of the Von collection by New York-based design firm Hlynur Atlason. It has been crafted to give off the warm, natural feeling of home—perfect for use in a commercial or residential environment. The inspiration for this range comes from the classic 427 chair designed by Ercol’s founder Lucian Ercolani in 1956.
This highly anticipated range is available in several contemporary fabrics, leathers and finishes. Von is designed to bring comfort, warmth and a natural pallet to places that traditionally lack in this sensibility without compromising any of the functionality that we have come to expect from furniture used in a contract setting.
Looking to the future after nearly a century since Lucian Ercolani founded the brand, Ercol commissioned Atlason Studio to reinterpret the classic 427 chair (1956) from the company archives, for 21st century use. Reflecting an increasing fluidity between the modern home, workspace and hospitality settings, the Von Collection is intended to be part of the evolution of how we see and use furniture in the 21st century.
Atlason and team, employed its user research driven practice to create a collection that can fit a diversity of usage scenarios. The furniture pieces can be used alone or combined with others to create multiple configurations.
When designing the VON collection, we set out to offer a warm natural material palette and friendly forms, made with construction typologies found in ercol’s archives. While being a highly functional system, the collection should generate the feeling of home, when configured in any space.