An artistic image of a pile of wooden dowels An image showing a stack of ercol table tops ready to be constructed


ercol History

ercol, was established over 100 years ago in 1920 by Italian designer Lucian R Ercolani in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, 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. 

A black and white portrait of ercol's founder 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.

Our Designers

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

Design is central to ercol – design for comfort, design for function, design for aesthetics.  The ercol design studio is a strong in-house team of design talent and knowledge 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 draughtsman who convert the designs into the detailed technical component drawings necessary to make the furniture, working closely with the highly skilled craftspeople in our factory.