Utility Chair, Original
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Designed by Lucian Ercolani, 1956
The philosophy behind the beloved UTILITY CHAIR 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 history.
Today, the distinctive, ergonomic contour of the UTILITY CHAIR is one of the most recognizable silhouettes in mid-century history. Functional, efficient and refined, the UTILITY CHAIR’s precise form embodies the utilitarian principles of post-war era Britain. Conducive to a wide array of dining environments and settings, the iconic UTILITY CHAIR is an appealing merger of industrialization and thoughtful, emphatic design, imparting an innate sense of comfort and practicality that is both seen and felt.
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. Hammer-shaft joints and gently tapered, out-turned legs provide a supple yet dependable profile, allowing the UTILITY CHAIR’s lithe form to shine through its honest build. Lastly, traditional wedge and tenon joinery combined with a supportive H-frame inserted underneath the UTILITY CHAIR’s saddle seat enhance the overall strength and durability of the chair’s construction.
Forged in solid ash timber, the UTILITY CHAIR is available in nine protective finishes, including a warm natural finish and the new MODERN TONES series by Christian Møller Andersen.
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Seat Height: 45cm
Seat Depth: 40cm
101.5cm (L) x 60cm (W) x 58cm (H). 9.5kg
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
- 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.