A Simple Wood Chair Wrapped and Embellished

To raise funds for Teddy’s Wish charity auction, nineteen of the UK’s leading designers from the field of architecture, design, fashion and graphics have been invited to customise the iconic Ercol Stacking chair,  a simple, elegant wooden chair that invites embellishment. We are smitten with Faye Toogood’s iteration, above, wrapped with what looks like white nylon rope, or even rag. Oddly beautiful.

Here’s the original Ercol that provides the structure for Toogood’s imagination:



Donna Wilson wrapped and wove the chair’s back with rainbow-hued string or yarn for a more understated look that reveals the chair’s beautiful lines:

Ruth Ward

Ruth Ward

It looks to use like Tom Dixon wrapped part of his chair with copper foil…


Ruth Ward

Ruth Ward

Check out more designer’s transformation on the Ercol chair, as well as their Angelpoise lamp, at Design Boom.

If you were given the challenge, what would you do?

4 Responses to A Simple Wood Chair Wrapped and Embellished

  1. Ashleigh 09.16.2014 at 2:17am #

    Love this site.

  2. Sally 09.17.2014 at 9:10am #

    Love your words. Thanks so much!

  3. Jerilyne 08.07.2019 at 9:58am #

    Faye Toogood’s chair appears to be wrapped in upholstery welt piping.

  4. Sally Schneider 08.07.2019 at 4:14pm #

    I never would have guessed that. Thanks so much.

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