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Ercol Grown in Britain

Securing British woodlands for generations

ercol is proud to partner with Grown in Britain (GiB) to re-launch the iconic Marino chair and sofa, the Pebble nest of tables and coffee tables.  These iconic products are now available in British-certified ash. 

The longevity of ercol products, through their design and quality enables embodied carbon to be captured across generations.

Securing British woodlands for generations

ercol is proud to partner with Grown in Britain (GiB) to re-launch the iconic Marino chair and sofa, the Pebble nest of tables and coffee tables.  These iconic products are now available in British-certified ash. 

The longevity of ercol products, through their design and quality enables embodied carbon to be captured across generations.



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For decades, there have been concerns in Britain around homegrown timber supplies, particularly of hardwoods. In1944, ercol's founder Lucian Ercolani’s first major contract was to make 100,000 Windsor chairs for the Utility Furniture scheme, which had been introduced to cope with wartime shortages and rationing of raw materials.  Eighty years later, Britain remains the world&rsq..

For decades, there have been concerns in Britain around homegrown timber supplies, particularly of hardwoods. In1944, ercol's founder Lucian Ercolani’s first major contract was to make 100,000 Windsor chairs for the Utility Furniture scheme, which had been introduced to cope with wartime shortages and rationing of raw materials. 

Eighty years later, Britain remains the world’s second-largest net importer of timber products after China, with over £8 billion-worth of wood products shipped in every year. It’s not that we don’t have woodlands here, of course: forests occupy around 13% of the UK’s land area, and over 14,000 hectares (around 35,000 acres) of new woodlands were added in 2020/21 alone. The problem is that large swathes of these woods are under-managed. As well as being far less productive overall than they used to be, they no longer produce wood of the right quality in sufficient quantities for furniture-making – in fact, over 85% of locally-sourced hardwood is simply burnt as fuel. 

Grown in Britain (GiB) was founded 10 years ago to strengthen the domestic supply chain and reduce dependence on imports through improved forest practices. This is a mission close to ercol's hearts, so they are delighted to be the first UK furniture maker to work with GiB to make products from homegrown timber in at scale quantities.


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Ercol Marino - Medium SofaErcol Marino - Medium Sofa
Ercol MarinoMedium Sofa
Crafted in solid ash, the Marino chair embodies the hallmark features of Ercol's classic designs. Traditional craft, like steam bending, melds with contemporary techniques to produce its smooth and flowing lines. Turned spindles and robust Quallofil® Blue cushions offer firm, supportive seating. This modern yet timeless chair is part of the Marino collection, available in a range of wood finishes...
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from £2735
Ercol Marino - ChairErcol Marino - Chair
Ercol MarinoChair
The Marino chair created in solid ash, references the qualities, and features of Ercol design classics. The smooth elegant and flowing lines are created through traditional craft, including steam bending solid timber and modern furniture making skill and techniques. The feature turned spindles, and deep Quallofil® Blue cushions give a firm and controlled support which combined create a striking...
from £1700

Ercol Collection - Pebble Coffee TableErcol Collection - Pebble Coffee Table
Ercol CollectionPebble Coffee Table
The fluid curves and tapered legs of the ercol Collection 'pebble' nest of tables, has inspired a new coffee table. The nest was designed in the mid 1950’s by ercol’s founder Lucian Ercolani, the coffee table is a larger stand alone or combination piece that offers a simple and distinctive design which reflects the design heritage of this piece. Available in a choice of wood finishes...
£515
Ercol Collection - Pebble Coffee Table NestErcol Collection - Pebble Coffee Table Nest
Ercol CollectionPebble Coffee Table Nest
This classic piece of furniture comprises three individual tables with the smaller table slotting neatly underneath the larger one, perfect for saving space. The nest of tables can be finished in a wide choice of wood finishes or paint that protect the wood and fit with you design style. Features: Made in the UK Constructed in solid Ash Made using FSC certified responsibly sourced timber Available...
£770


Ercol Collection - Pebble Nest of TablesErcol Collection - Pebble Nest of Tables
Ercol CollectionPebble Nest of Tables
The fluid curves and tapered legs of the 'pebble' nest of tables, offer a simple and distinctive design, that reflect the heritage of this piece first created in the 1950's. This classic piece of furniture comprises of three individual tables with the smaller tables slotting neatly underneath the larger ones, perfect for saving space. The nest of tables can be finished in a wide choice...
£875