L.Ercolani showcases the classic collection designed by Lucian Ercolani and contemporary works from international designers Norm Architects, Atlason Studio, Lars Beller Fjetland and Tomoko Azumi. L.Ercolani represents the past and future of Ercol.
Inspired by the pure elemental beauty of wood, and guided by a minimal aesthetic, the vision of L.Ercolani is firmly rooted in a century of design tradition. A vision that only grows in strength and eminence as the years pass, further solidifying Ercol’s legacy of well-built furniture, designed and crafted to be cherished for generations.
In a world shaped by fleeting consumer tastes and attitudes, good design has the power to outlive the ephemeral nature of trends. Featuring contemporary designs and beloved, mid-century classics, the 2021 catalogue pays homage to the lush and storied history of L.Ercolani through a series of bold new finishes. Rich in depth and colour and pleasing to the eye, these stains evoke the magnetizing presence of Lucian Ercolani’s early creations – honouring the late designer’s enduring spirit, legacy and vision. The collection is a testament to the immortality of thoughtful, well-crafted design and the ways in which it can be reimagined and interpreted by generations to come.
There’s a reason why people linger after meals and it is rooted in something considerably more profound than food. Sharing a meal has always been a pretence to a much more intimate act; an excuse to facilitate connection. Having a meal by oneself is an act that is understood without fault and it is accommodated without deliberation. Dining together becomes something far more meaningful and it is the intangible nourishment of these experiences that we desire. Familiar memories are enhanced over sunlit breakfasts, business relationships are strengthened over lunch and special occasions are brightened by dinner. Dining is an incomparable medium for human interaction and whether shared in a lively restaurant with peers or the warmth of your home with family, the substance, the sentiment and the connection remains the same.
There is a unique intention in every living space. A certain thoughtfulness in the straight, precise lines of a coffee table, in the curvature of a rocking chair and softly uttered in the wings of a Butterfly Chair. We choose our spaces wisely, favouring those that subtly reveal our desires in soft, emotive cues. Spaces and settings that accentuate the mood, the occasion and the people. A variety of bespoke wood types, finishes and colours allow us to shape the essence of a room, carefully illuminating the mood we wish to convey. We present a cohesive collection of individually expressive pieces, all attuned to a single elegant discourse, as if instruments in an orchestra.
Work is all about purposeful interaction, collaboration and concentration. The recent shift in how we work requires multifunctional furniture design. Contemporary culture demands pieces that are highly versatile, lending themselves to a wide range of warm and inviting settings, from private homes and corporate environments to hotel lobbies. As designers, we approach this challenge with a pragmatic mindset, considering both functional and aesthetic solutions to make these settings feel less like work and more like home. We strive to create a careful balance of functionality and sensory appeal, an equilibrium that is essential to how a given space makes us feel.