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One of the UK’s leading furniture brands to this day, Ercol has produced many iconic pieces over the last century, of which the most famous are Ercol’s chairs. Why are vintage Ercol chairs still so popular? It’s simply a question of great design. The models are simple without being purely functional and they have great proportions. The size of Ercol chairs is ideal for today’s apartments and houses where space is often at a premium.

The History of the Ercol Chair

Ercol chairs herald from a brand with a rich history. Founded in 1920 by a young Italian immigrant Lucian Ercolani, Ercol survived the second world war - which saw Ercolani ditch into the channel when fired at in air combat - to become a major UK producer of iconic steam bent furniture. Using beautiful pale woods native to the UK such as elm, beech and ash, vintage Ercol chairs count among their number iconic designs such as the Ercol loveseat, Windsor rocking chair, and the Ercol Butterfly and lounge chairs.

Incorporating an Ercol Chair Into Your Home

There are a few stylistic things to consider when incorporating an Ercol chair into your home. Some confusion can stem from the finish and colour of vintage Ercol chairs. Anything described as ‘light’ or ‘blond’ should be a natural, clear finish. This is the lightest finish available, but note that it can darken considerably with age. ‘Golden Dawn’ is a popular stained finish that was introduced around 1982 and which is surprisingly dark – but it is often used to describe blond pieces. Consider which vintage Ercol chair finish will work well in your home.

Why Buy a Vintage Ercol Chair?

The graceful steam bent curves of vintage Ercol chairs lend them a truly timeless quality. Incorporating an Ercol chair into your home is easy; it sits as beautifully within a traditional interior as it does contemporary. Whether a deep set cosy Ercol lounge chair or a set of high backed vintage Ercol dining chairs, it is hard to find a home which doesn’t look better for housing vintage Ercol.

Shopping For Ercol Chairs, UK

Shopping for Ercol chairs in the UK couldn’t be easier. With resources like Vinterior, you can browse a host of UK vintage Ercol experts’ collections to unearth the perfect Ercol chair for your home. Opting for vintage Ercol chairs also helps to combat throwaway culture and unnecessary overproduction of furniture, whilst gracing your home with exquisite Ercol vintage to be enjoyed for many more years to come.