A Timeless British Brand

A Timeless British Brand

ercol History

ercol was established over 100 years ago in 1920 by Italian designer Lucian R Ercolani in High Wycombe, the centre of English furniture making.  He was intent on designing and producing relevant and honest furniture, design and people were the cornerstones of his company from the very beginning. This remains true of the company today, it remains family owned with Lucian’s great grandson heading up the business to continue his beliefs today.

Design has always been at the heart of ercol. Our designs constantly evolve to reflect how we live today. We have a talented In-house design team and furniture technicians, to create and develop our furniture designs, we also collaborate with external UK designers to create unique pieces all of which are made with integrity and fit for purpose. 

ercol centenary cabinet
 Black and white photograph of Lucian Ercolani


The ercol office, showroom and factory moved to its current location in Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire in 2002. The 16,000 sq. m factory combines the very latest technology with time-honoured craftsmanship to create a range of unique furniture. The factory has won a number of awards for its architectural design and environmental features. ercol are also proud to work with a number of carefully selected manufacturing partners spread around the world.

Wood bows in black and white

Our Designers

The ercol Design Studio is based here in Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire where our Head Office and Factory are based. The design team work in a highly creative environment to bring you the very best in British design.

Design is central to ercol – design for comfort, design for function, design for looks.  The ercol design studio is a strong in-house pool of design talent whilst we also commission both well-renowned and upcoming external designers to work with us on projects, bringing their flavours to the ercol style.  Our in-house designers are complemented by a team of draughtsmen who convert the designs into the detailed technical component drawings necessary to make the furniture, programmers for our CNC machines and the highly skilled craftsmen of our prototype team, who hand-craft the first samples of each design.