The All-Purpose Chair is the ultimate testament to the enduring appeal of timeless, multi-functional design. An original 1950’s design from company founder, Lucian Ercolani, the All-Purpose Chair has become an overnight contemporary classic for both the home and workplace.
True to its name, the All-Purpose Chair’s noble, unadorned appearance allows it to seamlessly blend into a wide array of environments and interiors — subtly enhancing its surroundings with a resounding sense of harmony, comfort and alignment. Favoured for both its versatility and practicality, the All-Purpose Chair features an ergonomic seat design, gently sculpted to complement the body’s contours and ensure users’ continued comfort.
Available in a range of stains and coloured finishes
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The precise, minimal form of the ALL-PURPOSE CHAIR pays tribute to the meticulous craftsmanship and structural sensibility that Lucian Ercolani built his legacy on. Today, the All-Purpose Chair is built in L.Ercolani’s furniture factory in the woodlands of Buckinghamshire, honouring standards of craftsmanship, quality and sustainability that are over 100 years in the making.
The Maker /
Ercol was founded in England in 1920 by a young Italian, Lucian Ercolani. His simple goal was to make furniture that was well designed and made in a good working environment by craftsmen who took real pride in their jobs. Today, Ercol remains a family owned company committed to protecting and sharing its highly celebrated legacy.
The Designer /
The son of an Italian picture frame maker at the world-renowned Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Lucian Ercolani moved with his family from Tuscany to London in the 1890s. After earning his credentials as a furniture designer, Lucian went on to launch his own company in 1920, which later became known as Ercol.
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Ercol Lara Chairs at The Chapel of St. Peter by Stevens Lawson Architects
We are delighted to share the images of the newly completed Chapel of St. Peter at Auckland School St. Peter's College. It has been a privilege to be involved in providing the furniture for a stunning new piece of New Zealand architecture.