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Here’s something truly Original. Ercol’s Plank Table was first designed in 1956 by the company’s founder, Lucien Ercolani, Seeking to produce contemporary furnishings with traditional British hand-craftsmaship, he began with a mid-century version of the classic Windsor chair. In turn, the rounded edges of the table were inspired by the curve of that classic chair. Now re-issued as part of Ercol’s Originals collection, this stylish dining table boasts outward facing tapered beech legs and a solid-elm tabletop and seats 4 to 6 guests. Still made by hand in England, with matte lacquer finish to emphasize the warm wood grain or one of the painted selections for a pop of color.
“I am lucky enough to remember Lucian as a very benign grandfather who gave me my first bicycle and, later, taught me the pleasure of drinking Chianti,” says Edward Tadros, current chairman and grandson of Ercol’s founder. “But he was also absolutely instrumental in creating my interest and curiosity in art and design.” He’s speaking of Lucian Ercolani, the icon of British modernism, who founded the company in 1920 after having moved to London from his native Italy.
Best known for its midcentury Originals that are still produced today, Ercol sought to offer a contemporary version of handmade British furniture. Initially, the collection was inspired by classic Windsor styles, a nod to the heritage of Chiltern Hills near the first factory. The “old man” as he is referred to in company lore had made his first piece of furniture in 1907. From that auspicious start, Ercol continues to stand for timeless contemporary design and a continuity of craft.