In 1920 Lucian Ercolani decided to set up his own furniture factory and started what is today, ercol. In 1932 Lucian was offered the opportunity to take over a very well-known high class chairmakers, Skulls and this was the perfect opportunity to expand his business.
In 1939, during the war, the ercol factory worked for the government, making 25,000 tent pegs a day, as well as munitions boxes and other supplies. Both of Lucian’s sons, Lucian B and Barry were involved in the RAF. In 1942 the UK was going through a serious shortage in raw materials and due to all the rebuilding there was a substantial demand for new furniture, of which the Utility Furniture Scheme was set up with the aim to build strong well-designed furniture, making the most efficient use of scarce timber.
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