By Ruth Doherty
If you're looking for a stunning new piece of statement furniture, hold off until early next year – as British furniture brand Ercol will re-launch its iconic Windsor Sideboard in January to mark the start of its 100th anniversary celebrations.
First launched in 1962, the 467 Sideboard was designed by the brand’s founder, Lucian R. Ercolani, as part of the successful Windsor Range.
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This collection of furniture defined the post-1945 era for Ercol and set the brand apart when it came to the production of domestic furniture.
During this period, most furniture was predominantly made with plywood or chipboard and heavily influenced by the fashions of the day.
The Windsor range by contrast was made from solid English Elm and designed to stand the test of time.
The 2020 Ercol Windsor Sideboard will reflect the design of the original 1962 version, but will be available in ercol’s current range of finishes.
Handcrafted by a team of skilled furniture makers in the company's award- winning Princes Risborough factory, the ercol Windsor Sideboard, an iconic piece of British design, will not only mark the start of a year of centenary celebrations but will be the first piece to feature the exclusive centenary logo. This logo will be featured on all products that were originally designed by Lucian, as well as collections that are launching in line with the anniversary throughout the Centenary year.
Edward Tadros, chairman at ercol, says: 'The Windsor Sideboard showcases many of ercol’s classic design hallmarks, from crafted dovetail joints to beautifully sculpted handles and turned legs, so it seemed like a natural choice for our 100th anniversary year.
'Despite the fact that it was designed more than 50 years ago, this practical piece of furniture is as relevant today as it was when Lucian first designed it.'
The 467 Windsor Sideboard will be previewed for the first time at the January Furniture Show in Birmingham (19-22 January 2020), and it will be available to buy in ercol stockists by March 2020.
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