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The Windsor centenary cabinet by Ercol

Ercol presents five furniture collections in celebration of 100th anniversary

British furniture brand Ercol's Windsor centenary cabinet and Verso High sideboard are among the five products it is exhibiting for the Dezeen x Planted collaboration during this year's London Design Festival.

The product showcase coincides with the brand's 100th-year anniversary since its founding and celebrates some of its signature mid-century-style designs.

Ercol's wooden Verso High sideboard
Ercol's Verso High sideboard. Top image: the Windsor centenary cabinet

All five Ercol products on show are handcrafted from its eco-friendly 5,500-square-metre factory in Buckinghamshire, UK.

Here, they are made from high-quality hardwoods such as ash, elm, beech, oak and walnut – all of which meet the EU Timber Regulations and are chosen for durability to help reduce waste.

Ercol's Corso dining table
The Corso dining table

The first collection on show its Windsor centenary cabinet, an updated version of the original Windsor cabinet that first launched in 1962.

It was chosen for the showcase for being "intrinsically Ercol" – characterised by the brand's signature clean lines and turned legs, all crafted from solid ash.

Ercol's Marino chair
The Marino chair

The Corso dining table is also on show, alongside the Verso High sideboard that has a "graphic" aesthetic achieved through an asymmetric, mirrored layout of doors and drawers.

Corso is informed by the classic Ercol Plank table and is designed to accommodate six to eight people comfortably. According to Ercol, it is made using a combination of the factory's contemporary CNC technologies and traditional hand-finishing techniques.

Finally, Ercol is presenting its solid ash Aldbury chair and Marino chair, which each feature steam-bent details and exemplify the brand's expertise in traditional craftsmanship.

Dezeen x Planted

Exhibitor: Ercol

Planted is a contemporary design event that aims to reconnect cities with nature, which will make its physical debut as part of London Design Festival alongside an online trailer for next year's main event.

The Planted x Dezeen collaboration presents a series of projects by international designers that align with the ideals of the Planted design event.

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Ercol's Albury chair