I seem to have had my eye caught by a cool aqua green colour when I was in Hove today. The sea was a greyer colour.
I visited Keep it Vintage a lovely vintage shop in Church Road Hove selling very beautifully selected furniture and home wares like the following:
This restored Ercol three seater is now sold – to me I’m happy to say.
The story of Lucian Ercolani (1888 – 1976) the designer who started the Ercol company is a wonderful success story. He was an immigrant from Italy who was educated at a Salvation Army School. He developed the process of steam bending English elm to make mass produced furniture for post-war Britian.
This mid-century Danish sofa and arm chair are still available – beautifully upholstered in a wonderful soft, thick linen fabric.
All the articles for sale are lovely, Simone who runs the shop has a great eye for colour harmony and style.
Little still life arrangement – the shapes remind me of Giorgio Morandi
I am looking forward to going back to collect my sofa.