A Visit to Hove in Sussex

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:

P1010251This 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.

P1010255All the articles for sale are lovely, Simone who runs the shop has a great eye for colour harmony and style.

P1010257Little still life arrangement – the shapes remind me of Giorgio Morandi

I am looking forward to going back to collect my sofa.

This entry was published on 10/12/2015 at 5;05 p12. It’s filed under Giorgio Morandi, Keep it Vintage, Lucian Ercolani, Mid Century art and design, Vintage, Vintage in Hove, Wall colours and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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