Ercol Originals Quaker Dining Chair
The perfect addition to any home, this Quaker dining chair complements both traditional and contemporary decor. An evolution of the Windsor design, this chair presents a tall u-shaped, six spindle back and sculpted oval seat for a supportive sit. The chair bow is steam bent from a single straight ash rail into this amazingly tight radius bend 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.
PLEASE NOTE; If you would like to have a naturel wooden finish there are two finishes available. Choise the LM finish if you prefer a more classical satin finish that emphasizes the natural color difference between the Elm seat and Beech legs and Beech back. If you prefer a matt light finish you should choice the DM finish.
W 49 cm D 60 cm H 103 cm SH 45 cm
Lucian R Ercolani, or the "Old Man" as he is affectionately know in the company, founded ercol in 1920. 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.
Between 1910 to 1920, The Old Man worked in the design teams for what would later become Parker Knoll and G-Plan, before founding ercol in 1920. He designed the company's products for many years. The Windsor range remains one of the most popular ranges over half a century after it was first launched in its original guise, whilst a few years ago ercol reintroduced some of Lucian's classic designs, which now form the ercol Originals.