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Heritage - manufacturing and reupholstering furniture for decades

In 1920, a young designer called Lucian Ercolani started his own business in High Wycombe, the chair making capital of England. Here he perfected the technique of steam-bending wood in large quantities to form the famous Windsor Bow, and discovered how to 'tame' elm; a beautifully grained hardwood other furniture makers considered impossible to work with.

His company grew and prospered, and after the war helped to drive the movement for light, simple, clean-lined furniture in a break for the heavy ornate styling of the pre-war years and ercol quickly became established as one of the UK's premier furniture manufacturers.  Many ercol customers still own their furniture from this period, and with the ercol reupholstery service it can look fresh and new again.

ercol Heritage

From initial conception to reupholstering - furniture that's designed with you in mind

For Lucian, it was always clear that design and people were to be the cornerstones of his company. He wanted to provide both aesthetically enjoyable and long-lasting, serviceable items that would serve his clients well. This ethos remains true of this private company, with his family and dedicated staff honouring his beliefs into the 21st century.

Here at ercol, we're grateful to both our staff and customers for allowing us to continue Lucian's dream. Our passion for innovation in designing, manufacturing and reupholstering furniture is as strong today as it was during the beginning. The ercol factory combines the very latest technology with time-honoured craftsmanship, to ensure that we continue to provide exceptional pieces that Lucian himself would be proud of.

Lucian Ercolani, ercol's founder

Reupholstering chairs and sofas for your continued enjoyment

Although the outstanding quality of our frames provide many years of enjoyment,  the cushions and covers eventually show the telltale signs of extended use. In response to this, ercol introduced the reCover service for reupholstering furniture in the early 1950s. This allows the reupholstering of chairs and sofas in the ercol range, so that you can carry on using your original frame, rather than having to throw them away and replace them - so reupholstering furniture offers environmental benefits too.

Because we always adhere to Lucian's ethos, when reupholstering chairs or sofas from our range, we don't take any shortcuts. When reupholstering furniture, we maintain all of our original production standards and use the original upholstery templates to ensure the correct dimensions - the most thorough furniture reupholstering service and one which cannot be replicated anywhere else.

Edward Tadros - chairman

2017 reCover guide

2016 reCover Guide

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Why reCover?

Fabric swatch

reCover is ercol's reupholstery service. It provides genuine replacement cushions for ercol upholstery and replacement pads for ercol dining chairs.

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