In 1920, young designer Lucian Ercolani started his own business in High Wycombe, the chair-making capital of England. There, he perfected the technique of steam-bending wood to form the famous Windsor Bow, and discovered how to "tame" elm—a beautifully grained hardwood other furniture makers considered impossible to work with.
Design and people were the cornerstones of his company. This remains true of the family-owned company today, which is currently headed by Lucian's grandson, Edward Tadros.
Ercol's passion for innovation in design and manufacturing is as strong today as it was then. Its 160,000-square-foot factory combines the latest technology with time-honored craftsmanship. The unique range of pieces is designed by Ercol's in-house team alongside design luminaries including Matthew Hilton, Sir Terence Conran, and Russel Pinch.