Vintage Ercol chairs are hot buys on ebay these days and earlier this year the Matthew Hilton range for De la Espada made by Ercol was launched at the Milan furniture fair.
Although the Windsor chair is credited as the inspiration for Matthew Hilton range it's not difficult to see how his designs are also influenced by more primitive stick back chairs, like those in the collection of Dorian Bowen (below). You can read the interview I did with Dorian about his collection of traditional Welsh furniture over on Obsessionistas....
Images: 1. Ercol; 2. Restaurant at The Grand Hotel, Stockholm by Ilse Crawford; 3. The Old Belle at Hurley by Ilse Crawford; 4. Daybed by West Elm; 5. & 6. photographed by me for Obsessioistas with the kind permission of Dorian Bowen; 7. Patricia Urquiola for Kartell; 8. Foley & Cox.
The Olde Bell at Hurley