The philosophy behind the iconic Utility Chair designed by Lucian R Ercolani in 1945 is simple — enduring, timeless design, constructed using humble, straightforward materials and hand-built to last for generations. With these values in mind, Lucian Ercolani launched the first Utility Chair in 1945, marking a new and defining chapter in British design.
Meticulously crafted and honed to minimalistic perfection, the Utility Chair boasts a classic Windsor backrest with six, finely-carved spindles protruding from its curved base. A smooth, steam-bent ash bow encases the spindle structure, creating an elegant, sweeping arc that unites the chair’s design elements in a simple, harmonious curve. Forged in solid ash timber, the Utility Chair is available in many finishes, including a warm natural Dead Matt finish and the new Modern Tones series of colours by Christian Møller Andersen.
Material: Solid wood, available with a natural ash or colour stained finish.
Sizes:Height: 92cm x Width: 49cm x Depth: 55cm (Seat Height: 45cm)
Delivery Time:Around 8 weeks
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Lucian Randolph Ercolani was an Italian furniture designer born in St Angelo in Tuscany, Italy. In later life he emigrated to London with his family. He began his career in furniture manufacture with the Salvation Army joinery department, later joining Frederick Parker. He went on to form Ercol in 1920.