Defined by the elegant wing-shaped back and contoured seat, the Butterfly chair has a balletic poise that casts a striking silhouette. Lucian Ercolani’s commitment to artisanship is evident in the use of traditional Windsor wedge joints, fitting the legs securely through the seat to provide an enduring and timeless design.
Enhanced by the addition of a soft textured fabric upholstered seat pad.
Lucian R Ercolani, or the "Old Man" as he is affectionately known in the company, founded Ercol in 1920. Born in Italy in 1888, Lucian's family moved to London in the 1890s. There he went to night school at the Shoreditch Technical Institute where he studied drawing, design and the theory and construction of furniture.
Between 1910 to 1920, The Old Man worked in the design teams for what would later become Parker Knoll and G-Plan, before founding Ercol in 1920.