The back rail on this sofa, which is part of the Evergreen range is the ultimate in our steam bending, hand bent by two craftsmen working together. The timber frame features bent back bow, turned lists and foam upholstered arm coverings. Supportive seat cushions and the back cushion, constructed from a range of foams offer optimum lumbar support. Upturned arm rests that extend from either side of the back arch, supported by turned lists provide added support. Classic Windsor wedge joints both provide great strength and a beautiful feature on the arms. Upholstered in a choice from a selection of ercol fabrics or the customers own. Made from beech, the frame is finished in a choice of 6 lacquer colours that protects the timber, and coordinates with varying styles and décors. Choose from CL- clear, ST- special light, LT- light, GD-golden dawn, FW-fruitwood, TR- traditional. Dimensions W 140cm x D 89cm x H 109cm / SH 48cm W 55” x D 35” x H 43” / SH 19”
Evergreen is a direct descendant of the Windsor chairs made in the Chiltern woodlands in Buckinghamshire for centuries. Designed in the 1950's by ercol’s founder it has been in constant production ever since. Hand made in our Buckinghamshire workshops, the Evergreen steam-bent beech frame is constructed using traditional techniques to a beautiful finish. The seat cushions offer optimum support to complement the high back, lumbar and moulded arm cushions. This lounge suite truly reflects the design, integrity and craftsmanship of ercol. The sofa and armchair are available in a choice of different wood finishes, even black, which gives them an incredibly contemporary feel, and in your choice from over a hundred fabrics. Put your feet up with the Evergreen footstool whilst putting your cup and newspaper on the 1459 coffee table.
Lucian R. Ercolani
Lucian R Ercolani, or the "Old Man" as he is affectionately know in the company, founded ercol in 1920. Born in Italy in 1888, Lucian's family moved to London in the 1890s. There he went to night school at the Shoreditch Technical Institute where he studied drawing, design and the theory and construction of furniture. In 1907 he made his first piece of furniture - a musical cabinet, inlaid with mother of pearl. Years later the company tracked this down and we still have it to this day.
Between 1910 to 1920, The Old Man worked in the design teams for what would later become Parker Knoll and G-Plan, before founding ercol in 1920. He designed the company's products for many years. The Windsor range remains one of our most popular ranges over half a century after it was first launched in its original guise, whilst a few years ago we reintroduced some of Lucian's classic designs, which now form the ercol Originals.