Key facts

Product:
Originals | Utility Arm Chair
Family:
L.ERCOLANI
Manufacturer:
L.Ercolani >
Designer:
Lucian R. Ercolani >
Order number:
1877
Architonic ID:
20144121
Country:
United Kingdom
Launched:
1956
Manufacturer groups :
Seating-Chairs >
Groups:
Seating-Chairs >

Product description

The philosophy behind the beloved UTILITY CHAIR is simple — enduring, timeless design, constructed using humble, straightforward materials and hand-built to last for generations. With these values in mind, Lucian Ercolani launched the first UTILITY CHAIR in 1945, marking a new and defining chapter in British design.

Meticulously crafted and honed to minimalistic perfection, the UTILITY CHAIR boasts a classic Windsor backrest with six, finely-carved spindles protruding from its curved base. A smooth, steam-bent ash bow encases the spindle structure, creating an elegant, sweeping arc that unites the chair’s design elements in a simple, harmonious curve.

Forged in solid ash timber, the UTILITY CHAIR is available in nine protective finishes.

49cm (w) x 55cm (d) x 92cm (h)
19.25" (w) x 21.75" (d) x 36.25" (h)
Seat height: 45cm/17.75”

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Concept

L.ERCOLANI, known as ercol Originals, are pieces of timeless and classic design that never date or show their age. It is furniture that is as relevant and as functional now as it was when it was created in the 1950s and 1960s. This furniture was designed by ercol’s founder, Lucian Ercolani, who drew for his inspiration on the time proven local design and craft in the Chiltern Hills around where he lived and built his first factory in 1920 in High Wycombe.

Some of these pieces have never been out of production since their introduction nearly 60 years ago. Other favourite pieces we have brought back into production - in 2002, ercol began a successful collaboration with the fashion designer Margaret Howell and reissued a selection of archetypal ercol pieces from our back catalogue, based on the classic Windsor chair. Starting with the Butterfly and Stacking Chair, this selection has grown into the L.ERCOLANI collection of today. These pieces are as appropriate to today's living as they were when they were originally issued.