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Design Guild Mark

Design Guild Mark Standard

ercol is proud to have had a number of its products recognised with the Design Guild Mark - awarded by an eminent panel of judges on behalf of the Worshipful Company of Furniture Makers in recognition of excellence in design of furniture for volume manufacture.

ercol's founder, Lucian Ercolani, has received the Design Guild Mark for a number of pieces that are now part of the ercol Originals range - a collection of some of our favourite pieces from our back catalogue.  Lucian's iconic Butterfly chair, along with the Stacking chairLove seat354 Nest and Plank table have all been recognised with this award.

In the ercol Design Studio, Dylan Freeth has received the Design Guild Mark Award for the Romana Large sideboard (2014) and again for the ercol Marino Chair and Sofa (2016).

The occasional Marino Chair is hand-crafted from steam-bent solid ash using traditional craftsmanship and also modern furniture making techniques to create a considered and contemporary design that reflects ercol’s design heritage of chair making.

Again in our inhouse Design Studio, Lisa Sandall received the Design Guild Mark Award for the Svelto round Stacking Stool.

As well as our in-house design studio, ercol work with a number of renowned furniture designers;  Russell Pinch has received the Guild Mark for the Holland Park chair - a simple, clean-lined, modern chair inspired by ercol's heritage of Windsor chair making.  Matthew Hilton was awarded the Guild Mark for his stunning Treviso desk.

For the London Design Festival 2015, ercol launched its collaboration with the Japanese architect and designer Tomoko Azumi who received the Guild Mark for the Flow Chair. Flow is an elegant chair made from beautiful steam-bent beech with a curvaceous form. The high level of craftsmanship, is evident through the refined sweeping lines, tapered seat and the ergonomic stacking function that allows space-saving thereby creating a stunning addition to ercol’s portfolio.

Manufacturing Guild Mark (MGM)

Manufacturing Guild Mark

Awarded by the Worshipful Company of Furniture Makers, no more than fifty companies can hold the MGM at any one time.  Companies are assessed on their commitment to integrity, quality of making, concern for the environment and commitment to employee training amongst other factors.  ercol are delighted to have been awarded the Manufacturing Guild Mark in recognition of our achievements in these areas.

Best in Furniture - International Contemporary Furniture Fair, New York

Best in Furniture - International Contemporary Furniture Fair, New York

Each year the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York invites the industry's top editors to scour the floor of the Javits Exhibition Center and choose the best of the year's design crop over sixteen categories.  We're delighted that in our first year of exhibiting at the show in 2013, ercol were given the award in the Furniture category.