A Great-Grandson Continues the Family Legacy with L. Ercolani

Henry Tadros continues the design legacy of Lucian Ercolani

The Grade sofa by L. Ercolani.


June 16, 2022

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“Launched in 2020, L. Ercolani was inspired by my great-grandfather. ‘The Old Man’, as we call him, believed in making furniture that was modern and honest, designed and crafted to be cherished for generations,” says Henry Tadros of Lucian Ercolani’s Ercol brand.

Inspired by Lucian’s iconic designs, Henry has teamed up with Norm Architects, Lars Beller Fjetland, Matthew Hilton, and others to evolve and build on Ercol’s history via L. Ercolani. “By partnering with global design talents, we are challenging our perceptions, evolving our collections with fresh eyes and diverse perspectives,” says Henry.

The Grade two seater sofa is ash with Kvadrat’s Hallingdal 65. Photo courtesy L. Ercolani

“We are moving in a new way. It’s something my great-grandfather would have done, too. He was always innovative,” Henry tells me as we walk through the L. Ercolani exhibit at Salone del Mobile. “There aren’t many other British brands that we align with so with L. Ercolani we can have a lot of freedom.”

The new Grade collection was designed this year by Jonas Wagell and highlights L. Ercolani’s detailed craftsmanship. Based in Stockholm, Jonas was inspired by soft shapes, minimalism, and a sense of play with a goal to “exemplify modern-day life.”

Also on exhibit is an updated version of the iconic Butterfly Chair, now available in an upholstered version, “a chair designed for people in the 1950s just can’t do the job for people in the 2020s,” adds Henry.

The Grade collection is available in a three-seater, a two-seater, and a chair and are made by hand in in the company’s Princes Risborough factory.

For more info on the new collections visit lercolani.com