All-Purpose Chair in Oceanic

Regular price£299.00
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Designed by Lucian Ercolani, 1956

The ALL-PURPOSE CHAIR is the ultimate testament to the enduring appeal of timeless, multi-functional design. An original 1950’s design from company founder, Lucian Ercolani, the ALL-PURPOSE CHAIR has become an overnight contemporary classic for both the home and workplace.

The precise, minimal form of the ALL-PURPOSE CHAIR pays tribute to the meticulous craftsmanship and structural sensibility that Lucian Ercolani built his legacy on. Today, the ALL-PURPOSE CHAIR is built in L.Ercolani’s furniture factory in the woodlands of Buckinghamshire, honouring standards of craftsmanship, quality and sustainability that are over 100 years in the making.

True to its name, the ALL-PURPOSE CHAIR’s noble, unadorned appearance allows it to seamlessly blend into a wide array of environments and interiors — subtly enhancing its surroundings with a resounding sense of harmony, comfort and alignment. Favoured for both its versatility and practicality, the ALL-PURPOSE CHAIR features an ergonomic seat design, gently sculpted to complement the body’s contours and ensure users’ continued comfort. A curved backrest elegantly protrudes from the chair’s foundation, providing a supportive and relaxing seat for indelible moments of rest and connection.

Manufactured in solid ash, the ALL-PURPOSE CHAIR is offered in nine bespoke finishes, including a natural finish and the new MODERN TONES series by Christian Møller Andersen. Designed to elevate and enliven interior spaces with its tactile warmth and visual appeal, the MODERN TONES series imparts a rich, distinctive visual language that engages the senses.


Product Code

Country of Origin

Product Dimensions
Width: 46cm
Depth: 49cm
Height: 83cm
Seat Height: 47cm
Seat Depth: 35cm

Product Weight

Fully Assembled

Packaged Dimensions
95cm (L) x 59cm (W) x 58cm (H). 8kg

Extra Design Options & Showroom Visits: Other stains and finishes are available upon request with an added extra of attached seat pads in a variety of high quality fabrics. Contact us for more information on these options. We can offer samples or we can book a visit at the Ercol showroom with one of our team.

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Delivery: 9 weeks @ £65

What this includes:

  • Delivery to room of choice
  • Assembly
  • Removal of packaging

Premium Delivery includes a full delivery service, furniture will be placed in your room of choice, providing it is safely accessible.  Furniture will be carried up a maximum of two flight of stairs, unless there is a useable lift or a risk assessment permits it. 

Deliveries are made Monday to Friday, if an agreed delivery fails due to customer unavailability or access issues, the delivery charge and associated services costs will still be applied.  Orders containing multiple items will be grouped and sent at the furthest lead time so that you will receive one delivery.


Please refer to the products individual information sections and descriptions for delivery lead times. These will also be stated at checkout.

Most our products are made to order to save on waste and this means you will get something unique. Any products that are made to order are non-returnable and non-refundable.

Please refer to our Returns & Refunds Policy for more information. We always recommend to order a sample before purchasing to ensure you are happy with the colour, texture and design.

Please do contact us via email or phone if you need help with calculating how many metres you need for your room to ensure you order the right amount. We are always here to help.

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We are very passionate about sourcing products and brands that have sustainability at the forefront of their production through to the delivery. Where fair trade has been met and the best quality of materials have been used. The Design Yard is all about less waste and buying something to keep forever and to pass down as a something once to treasure. We also package each parcel with care and consideration using recycled packing where ever possible.

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