L. Ercolani Utility Chair
L. Ercolani Utility Chair lifestyle
L. Ercolani Utility Chair
L. Ercolani Utility Chair ash
L. Ercolani Utility Chair
L. Ercolani Utility Chair lifestyle
L. Ercolani Utility Chair
L. Ercolani Utility Chair lifestyle
L. Ercolani Utility Chair
L. Ercolani Utility Chair lifestyle
L. Ercolani Utility Chair
L. Ercolani Utility Chair vintage red
L. Ercolani Utility Chair
L. Ercolani Utility Chair lifestyle ochre
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L. Ercolani Utility Chair


The L. Ercolani Utility Chair is a mid-century design carved from solid ash with ergonomic shaping. In various natural and colour stained finishes, this simple chair encapsulates the elegant style and craft that has made the Ercol brand a British furniture institution.

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  • Designer : Lucian Ercolani
  • Year of Design : 1945
  • Material : Wood - Ash
  • Dimensions: W: 49cm, D:55cm, H:92cm
  • Seat Height: 45cm
  • Made in the U.K Princes Risborough Ercol Factory
Product: Made To Order

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We aim to dispatch all in-stock orders placed before 1pm the same day, on a next working day delivery service.

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This distinctive L. Ercolani Utility Chair combines strength and durability with classic elegance. The six ash spindles and curved seat back, alongside the sculpted saddle seat, provide a comfortable and supportive sit. The chair bow is steam bent from a single straight ash rail and then sanded and shaped to give its subtle and elegant profile.

Traditional wedge joints, where the legs come right through the seat and a wedge is then inserted into a cut, before the leg stump is hand sanded flush with the seat, both provide a lovely design detail and a very strong joint. Further strength is provided by the H-underframe.

The Utility Chair is made from solid ash and is available in a selection of finishes, enabling you to choose the look to match your style and décor.

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Brand L Ercolani
Designer Lucian Ercolani
Year of Design 1945
Dimensions W: 49cm, D:55cm, H:92cm
Designed by

Lucian Ercolani

Born in Italy in 1888, Lucian's family moved to London in the 1890s. There he went to night school at the Shoreditch Technical Institute where he studied drawing, design and the theory and construction of furniture. In 1907 he made his first piece of furniture — a musical cabinet, inlaid with mother of pearl. Years later the company tracked this down and we still have it to this day.

In 1944, the young furniture maker, influenced by local artistry and classic British design traditions, was awarded a Board of Trade Utility Furniture contract for 100,000 Windsor Chairs. Ercolani then stripped the Windsor Chair’s design to its simplest form, focusing on increasing durability and production efficiency. This commission would define a new design direction for the company, a shift that is still reflected in our ever-evolving portfolio of furniture design. The nuances of this distinct yet classic presence continues to befit contemporary living, dining and working settings, remaining just as relevant and treasured as they were in the years prior. L.Ercolani remains firmly rooted in our founder’s signature design ethos and heartfelt commitment to traditional craftsmanship.

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