The ultimate guide to
Ercol furniture

What is Ercol furniture?

Ercol furniture is a widely recognised British furniture brand with a rich history dating back to 1920. Known for designing high-quality handcrafted furniture pieces, Ercol has made an impressive name for itself throughout the industry and focuses on creating unique mid-century modern furniture. 

Characterised by its combination of exceptional craftsmanship, functionality, sustainability and comfort, Ercol has built a loyal customer base and maintained its position as a leading global furniture brand. 

Ercol furniture collections at Andersons of Inverurie

At Andersons of Inverurie, we stock a wide selection of Ercol furniture, from display cabinets and bookcases to bed frames and dressing tables. To give you an insight into the vast array of options you can choose from, we’ve shared 7 of Ercol’s most popular furniture collections.

Ercol Heritage

The Heritage collection exudes charm and character, the kind associated with Ercol’s mid-century identity. Redesigned to suit the functionality and comfort of modern-day life, this superb collection is equally adaptable to both contemporary and traditional interiors.

Ercol Romana

Made from robust pale oak and finished with a sleek clear matt lacquer, the Ercol Romana collection embodies a modern aesthetic. Featuring a mix of cabinets and sideboards, each product is recognised for its subtle embellishments and soft shapes - perfect for those who prefer an understated look.

Ercol Winslow

The Ercol Winslow collection features a mix of elegant bedroom furniture, all of which draw inspiration from a previous vintage Ercol dressing table, originally crafted in 1956 by the founder. This iconic design has been thoughtfully reimagined, bringing forth an incredible collection that incorporates key design features such as tapered legs, oak spindles and deep storage. 

Ercol Monza

When it comes to adaptability and style, the Ercol Monza living and dining room range has it all! One of the standout features included in this range is the eye-catching herringbone pattern found on the doors and drawers. This design is crafted from textured brush grain oak, highlighting the rustic charm and tactility of the wood. The warm patina of the wood stain mixes seamlessly with the contrast in the black-turned legs and plinth rails. 

Ercol Bosco

Translated to ‘wood’ in Italian, ‘Bosco’ is the name given to Ercol’s timber-focused range. Combining versatility with softness yet maintaining a degree of interior authority, the Bosco collection is known for its gliding timber curves and outstanding joinery, showcasing the talented craftsmanship that has gone into creating each piece. 

A defining characteristic of the range is the curved finger joints that can be located on the corners of the cabinets and the table and chair legs. The visible joint detailing on the dining chairs helps to draw the eye, creating a sense of originality. 

Ercol Enna

Catering to your comfort needs, the Ercol Enna collection offers both static and recliner options and has been designed with generous high backs. The Enna design showcases gracefully curved solid oak legs that embrace the contours of the upholstery, creating a stunning collection perfect for relaxing and unwinding after a busy day.

Ercol Salina

Presenting a modern bedroom collection crafted from delicate pale ash, enriched with a white washed stain and a clear matte lacquer finish that elegantly accentuates the natural grain pattern. The Ercol Salina collection is packed with thoughtful design elements, from the beautiful cabinets complete with built in trays to prevent items from sliding off to the bedside chests complete with reversible doors for extra versatility. 

The bed certainly takes centre stage when it comes to this collection, featuring a headboard upholstered in a delicate soft grey fabric that tastefully complements the pale timber finish. 

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History of Ercol furniture

Established in 1920, by Italian designer, Lucian R. Ercolani, Ercol was created following the desire for Lucian to create furniture pieces that were well-designed and made by passionate and talented craftsmen who took pride in their work. 

After setting up his own furniture factory based in High Wycombe - which at the time served as the centre of English furniture making - Lucian and his wife had three children, one of whom ended up taking the position of Chair following Lucian's death.

Benefits of selecting Ercol furniture

Exceptional craftsmanship and high-quality materials 

From day one, Ercol has put a strong focus on maintaining exceptional craftsmanship throughout its products, using skilled artisans wherever possible. In addition, Ercol also uses traditional carpentry methods to create its products, ensuring that every item is built to last. 

Quality is of the utmost importance to Ercol, which is why each material has been carefully selected in accordance with its durability and appearance. For example, Ercol typically uses hardwoods throughout its product designs, such as oak, ash and walnut, as these materials are strong and have a beautiful natural finish.

Timeless design 

You can’t go wrong with a timeless piece of furniture! Designed to suit a variety of interior design styles, Ercol focuses on creating products that are not only versatile but can be appreciated for years to come - meaning you don’t need to worry about keeping up with the never-ending trends.

An eco-friendly choice 

Over the years, Ercol has acknowledged the importance of sustainable operations and has begun implementing key practices to mitigate against the issue of climate change. For instance, Ercol has put a large focus on UK manufacturing, building an award-winning facility in Buckinghamshire in 2002, reducing the need to transport products or materials.

In addition, Ercol also ensures that the timber used in its products is ethically sourced from companies around the world. Thorough diligence procedures are carried out to ensure that any timber sourced complies with UK Timber Regulations and that each company holds an FSC and GIB certification.

How to incorporate Ercol furniture into your interior design

Whether you have a single piece or a full collection to play with, we’ve shared some simple and easy ways that you can seamlessly integrate Ercol furniture into your home…

Mix & match

When it comes to styling your interiors don’t be afraid to mix and match furniture pieces! For example, if you have a more eclectic style then why not consider pairing one of Ercol’s beautiful dining tables such as the Ercol Monza Medium Extending Dining Table with mid-century modern chairs? This can help to give your space some depth and variation. 

Scandinavian chic 

For those who appreciate the minimalism and blend of textures featured in Scandinavian style interiors, then Ercol furniture may be the perfect choice for you. The clean lines and natural wood finish of Ercol furniture make it an excellent choice for those looking to create a room that feels inviting and warm yet simplistic. 

Available in a variety of fabrics and wood finishes, the Ercol Marino Chair pairs elegantly with a neutral colour scheme and would make the perfect addition to any Scandinavian style living room or cosy reading corner. 

Upgrade your dining experience 

If you’re someone who enjoys hosting dinner parties filled with family and friends, then it’s worth investing in a sleek dining table that will be at the centre of all the action. With a wide selection of dining tables, from the modern Ercol Romana Large Extending Dining Table to the compact Ercol Monza Small Extending Dining Table, there is something to suit everyone's taste.

How to care for and maintain your Ercol furniture

Caring for your Ercol furniture is an essential step in preserving the quality and beauty of the product, specifically in any of Ercol’s wooden furniture pieces. To help you increase the longevity of your Ercol furniture we’ve shared some top tips on how to care and maintain your furniture pieces…

Dust regularly 

You want to begin by ensuring that you’re frequently dusting your wooden Ercol furniture with a dry, lint-free cloth. The reason for doing this is to help avoid the build-up of any dust, dirt, pollen or bacteria, as this can end up sinking into the surface of the furniture.

For upholstered furniture, you can remove any dust by gently vacuuming the furniture or using a soft brush to sweep over the area, it’s recommended that you do this once a week. 

Keep out of direct sunlight

Exposure to direct sunlight can cause wooden furniture items to fade or even turn the colouring uneven. The same also applies to fabric furniture, therefore, you want to ensure that you’re keeping any items out of direct sunlight or away from a heat source. 

Quickly remove stains or spills

Any accidental spills or stains should be mopped up as swiftly as possible to avoid the chance of the stain or mark sinking into the surface of the wood or fabric. However, in the case of mud, the mark should be left until the mud is fully dried and then brushed off. 

When it comes to Ercol dining tables and coffee tables, you should always use placemats and coasters to help protect the surface from any moisture, stains or heat damage. This is particularly important in the case of glass tables, as placing extremely hot or cold items directly onto the surface without thick placemats may cause the glass to crack. 

Be careful while moving and handling 

Some of Ercol’s wooden furniture can be very heavy, therefore, you should be extremely cautious when moving or transporting any items. Never decide to slide or drag any of the furniture, as this can not only damage the item but potentially mark your floors or nearby walls. Instead, you should always lift the furniture - only if it’s within a safe weight limit!

FAQs about Ercol furniture

Where can I buy Ercol furniture?

You can buy Ercol furniture from any of Ercol’s stockists, such as Andersons of Inverurie. Our furniture team is on hand to answer any questions you may have about Ercol’s wide range of furniture including pricing and warranties. 

Where does Ercol make its furniture?

For over a century, Ercol has been designing and manufacturing its furniture from Buckinghamshire in England. Every range has been created and developed by its in-house design team that are based in Princes Risborough, a small market town located in Buckinghamshire.

However, Ercol does operate on a global basis with manufacturing partners located around the world, all of which are upheld to Ercol’s design principles and specifications. 

Is Ercol furniture available in different wood finishes?

All of Ercol’s furniture comes finished with a coat of clear lacquer in order to protect the furniture from day-to-day use. However, on specific ranges, mostly those made from ash, Ercol offers customers the opportunity to choose an alternative stain or paint finish, meaning you can tailor the product colouring to suit your space.

What do I need to do before placing an order at Andersons of Inverurie?

Before you buy any piece of furniture, regardless if it’s from Ercol, you need to ensure that the furniture fits comfortably in your home. This includes measuring any doorways that the furniture may need to be carried through. 

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