Ercol's reissued 'Studio Couch', an iconic design by company founder Lucian Ercolani
In a recent interview with Architonic, respected British designer Matthew Hilton, known for the restraint and quality of his work, described Ercol as one of the very few good British furniture manufacturers around today. The fact that the heritage brand, equally known for the restraint and quality of its products, is held in such high regard can only be strengthened by the company’s decision to reissue its classic ‘Studio Couch’, which was first introduced in the late 1950s.
'Kink II' stool by James Smith
Active seating principles, which serve to encourage good posture and increased concentration, have, over the years, produced a number of, often aesthetically questionable, products, including unappealing chairs, cushions and inflatable balls. Exhibited at this year’s Tent show during the London Design Festival, however, young designer James Smith’s ‘Kink II’ stool works with these principles in a far more playful and visually engaging way.