Ercol 316 Grandfather rocking chair H - 945mm W - 740mm D - 770mm ABOUT THIS ITEM The Ercol 316 Grandfather rocking chair was part of the 1956 old colonial range. The framing is made of beech and the seat is solid Elm. The chair is fitted with detachable press button cushions. The rocker skids on the 316 are specially shaped to prevent tripping over backwards. ERCOL Ercol was founded in England's furniture making heartland of High Wycombe by Italian furniture designer Lucian Ercolani in 1920. Ercolani was born in St Angelo, Tuscany, Italy. His father Abdon Ercolani, a picture frame maker, emigrated along with his family to London in 1898 in search of work. By 1906 Lucian was working in the Salvation army joinery department, producing staircases and handrails. He would later work with Frederick Parker (of Parker Knoll fame) and Ebenezer Gomme, founder of G plan, before starting the iconic Ercol. His designs have become loved the world over. He was intent on producing beautiful, honest furniture. Both design and people were the cornerstone of his company from the very beginning. This remains true as Ercol is still a privately owned family run business that continues his beliefs into the 21st century.
Ercol 316 Grandfather rocking chair