ercol was founded in 1920 by a young Italian, Lucian Ercolani, whose simple goal was to make furniture that was well designed and made in a good working environment by craftsmen who really took pride in their jobs.
This timeline shows the main events associated with ercol all the way from the birth of Lucian Ercolani in the 1880s, through the introduction of the Loveseat in the 1950s, the first CNC machine used in the factory in 1980s, to the V&A Chair Arch in 2009 and beyond.
ercol has a rich wealth of history and this timeline sets out key moments in our history and presents many photos from our archive for the first time, so please explore and enjoy it.
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