MODERN TONES Breathes Fresh Life Into L.Ercolani’s Classic Furniture

06.01.21 | By
MODERN TONES Breathes Fresh Life Into L.Ercolani’s Classic Furniture

Timeless design sometimes likes a change of pace, like L.Ercolani’s new MODERN TONES collection of stains. Curated by Christian Møller Andersen, the bold palette complements qualities the furniture brand is known for: solid construction and natural materials. The stains are transparent enough to play up the wood grain, yet rich enough to provide impact. The new colors include Off White, Ochre, Warm Grey, Golden and Vintage Red.

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These curated tones marry the brand’s historic past with L.Ercolani’s forward-thinking approach through an intense use of color. I wanted to use Lucian’s mid-century designs as a foundation and build upon this idea of tactile warmth with richer tones, atypical of the time the pieces were originally designed.

– Christian Møller Andersen, Art Director

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The new colors break with tradition, leaning towards more modern qualities that are rich, warm and unique. The application is a beautiful example of how color, material, finish and treatment define the brand’s creative direction.

MODERN TONES is offered on pieces from the Originals collection, as well as contemporary designs from L.Ercolani by ercol, available through select retail and showroom partners in North America.

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detail of table and chair


detail of coffee table

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counter with stools

coffee table


folding screen and bench


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folding screen and chair

group of chairs

To learn more about MODERN TONES, visit

Kelly Beall is senior editor at Design Milk. The Pittsburgh-based graphic designer and writer has had a deep love of art and design for as long as she can remember, and enjoys sharing her finds with others. When undistracted by great art and design, she can be found making a mess in the kitchen, consuming as much information as possible, or on the couch with her three pets. Find her @designcrush on social.