The Utility Armchair enhances the signature elegance of the classic Windsor silhouette with thoughtful, ergonomic details to create a comfortable, classic armchair that is both beautiful and practical.
Designed by Lucian Ercolani in 1945, the iconic Utility Armchair is an appealing merger of industrialization and thoughtful, emphatic design, imparting an innate sense of comfort and practicality that is both seen and felt.
Meticulously crafted and honed to minimalistic perfection, the Utility Armchair boasts a classic Windsor backrest with six, finely-carved spindles and supportive arm rests. A smooth, steam-bent ash bow encases the spindle structure, creating an elegant, sweeping arc that unites the chair’s design elements in a simple, harmonious curve.
Available in a range of stains and coloured finishes
Please view the L.Ercolani brand book for detailed product variants
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Traditional wedge and tenon joinery combined with a supportive H-frame inserted underneath the Utility Chair's saddle seat enhance the overall strength and durability of the chair’s construction.
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.