Ercol Furniture Ltd
In 1920 a young designer called Lucian Ercolani started his own business in High Wycombe, the chairmaking capital of England. There he perfected the technique of steam-bending wood in large quantities 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 private company that continues his beliefs in the 21st century. The passion for innovation in design and manufacturing is as strong today as it was then: the Ercol factory combines the very latest technology with time-honoured craftsmanship to create a range of unique pieces.