Last year marked the 100th anniversary of British furniture brand Ercol—long known for marrying timeless modern designs with old-fashioned woodworking traditions—and the introduction of the luxury subbrand L.Ercolani, which selected Denver for its North American headquarters.
Located in RiNo’s Studio Como building, the new home base includes showroom space for beloved Ercol classics, including company founder Lucian Ercolani’s iconic 1958 Butterfly chair, displayed alongside recently launched L.Ercolani collections designed in collaboration with contemporary visionaries such as Norm Architects, Atlason Studio, Jonas Wagell and Lars Beller Fjetland.
The heirloom-quality furnishings, which were built in Buckinghamshire, a region of England synonymous with furniture-making, are a natural fit for Studio Como’s portfolio of European furniture brands that prioritize craftsmanship and comfort. If you find it difficult to distinguish between L.Ercolani’s new releases and Ercol originals—including the modernist take on the classic Windsor chair with which Lucian Ercolani made his name—that’s by design.
“Our common thread is heritage quality and craftsmanship,” says Ben Gaffney, L.Ercolani’s vice president of the Americas and international design development. “We love the visual discoveries in our classics designed by Lucian Ercolani, like our wedge-and-tenon and dovetail joints. You can see some of those techniques in our current lineup. And, just like Lucian, we continue to evolve and improve.”