Your First Look at the New Ercol x John Lewis Collab

By Amy Wakeham

10 months ago

Get the mid-century look

Renowned British furniture brand Ercol has teamed up with John Lewis on an exclusive 14-piece living and dining collection, available from September.

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Ercol x John Lewis collaboration

Take a glance at any antique or preloved furniture platform, and you’ll find classic Ercol pieces in high demand. Ditto on the wishlists of our savvy interiors readers who loves the timeless midcentury look. 

But now the beloved British furniture maker (which was started in the 1920s but grew to prominence post-WWII when it was commissioned by the government to make 100,000 low-cost Windsor chairs) has teamed up with John Lewis to create an all-new and exclusive collection for the department store. 

Ercol x John Lewis Ashridge dining chair

The 14-piece range is made in Ercol’s Buckinghamshire factory, combining traditional manufacturing techniques with modern technology. The collection comprises dining tables, chairs and occasional pieces crafted from solid timber and using dieback ash. Like the vintage Ercol furniture that is snapped up in antique shops now, each piece is designed to become a future heirloom, to be loved and passed down the generations. 

Ercol x John Lewis collaboration sideboard

C&TH’s top picks from the Ercol x John Lewis collection? The Bellingdon sideboard is sure to become a cult favourite, while the Eterna occasional chair expertly combines Ercol’s signature spindle back with a modern on-trend rounded silhouette. 

Nicola Waller, John Lewis Furniture Buyer, says: ‘Our brands share similar values and ideals, both celebrating UK craftsmanship and supporting sustainability efforts through usage of sustainable materials, considered construction and timeless, enduring design.’

Ercol x John Lewis collaboration chair

‘Designing for John Lewis has given us the opportunity to delve deep into our archives and immerse ourselves in Ercol’s rich heritage and takes inspiration from our innate design and craftsmanship values, whilst evolving for today’s lifestyle,’ sums up Rachel Galbraith, Ercol’s Creative Director. 

The full AW23 collection will be available to John Lewis from September 2023.