Reprise Chair

Furniture & Product

Furniture Client: L. Ercolani

Designer: Norm Architects  

Furniture Maker: L. Ercolani

Wood Supplier: Adriadec

Wood Species: Ash and Walnut (Europe)

Location: Buckinghamshire

Images: Christian M Andersen

Using traditional woodturning and steam-bending techniques, the Reprise Chair reflects a classic design from the ‘50’s exhibiting the extensive legacy of L. Ercolani’s heritage as craftsmen of solid wood furniture.

Designed in collaboration with Norm Architects in 2020, the Reprise Chair is a great example of the collaboration process. Partnering brands, Norm Architects and L. Ecornali both share a humble and democratic approach to craftsmanship and the use of honest materials.

The legs of the Reprise Chair are held in place with a singular, steam-bent piece of wood, paying homage to L. Ercolani’s heritage that stretches back to 1944. The result is a graceful, well-constructed chair with a spindled backrest and elegantly shaped legs.

The maker notes: “As architects and designers, we strive to understand how the spaces we occupy have a considerable impact on our habits and well-being. Therefore, it is important that we design spaces that serve personal and professional purposes as well as the growing space in-between”.