The gracefully turned legs and spindle details are signature features of the traditional Windsor chair and help to create a wonderfully classic look in any room. Armrests provide added support so that you can enjoy your dinner in absolute comfort, whilst the contouring to the seat gives added comfort. The chair bow is steam bent from a single straight ash rail and then sanded and shaped to give its subtle and elegant profile.
Traditional wedge joints, where the legs come right through the seat and a wedge is then inserted into a cut, before the leg stump is hand sanded flush with the seat, both provide a lovely design detail and a very strong joint. Further strength is provided by the H-underframe.
This Windsor ash dining chair will be finished in your choice from a selection of lacquer colours that both protects the timber, whilst enabling you to choose the look to match your style and decor. You can also order the chair with a seat pad, made in your choice from our collection of a hundred different fabrics.
The Windsor dining collection is archetypal ercol and has been in production in various guises since the late 1950's. Created by ercol's founder Lucian Ercolani, Windsor cabinets have become design classics.
Made using traditional craft techniques and modern machining these cabinets have the beauty of displayed dovetail joints and iconic oval wooden handles.
Lucian Ercolani, the founder of Ercol in 1920, set out to develop and enhance the range of Windsor chairs that he designed in the 1950s into a complete and coherent range of furniture for the home. He took the very simple aesthetic and the use of solid timbers into dining tables and chairs and a huge range of cabinets. The "Old Man" as he was fondly known in the company was inspired to make this range accessible to all, functional and unpretentious. The design with its clean and modern lines, marked a significant change from the heavy, dark and ornate furniture of earlier periods.
Tremendous craftsmanship is apparent throughout this simple, yet wonderfully elegant furniture. Our craftsmen work in our 160,000 square feet factory purpose built by us in Princes Risborough in 2002. The furniture is created by the marriage of inspired design work, the hand skills of the craftsman and the latest technology of computer driven machines.
Over the years, the Windsor range has developed and been through many evolutions in order to keep up with what people need in their home. The timeless design looks as contemporary now as it did when it was first produced, suiting both modern and traditional interiors.