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Anyone had an Ercol sofa (contemporary style)

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HeirOfNothingInParticular Fri 13-May-16 19:15:10

I'm looking at the Novara and Cosenza sofas. Going to look at Novara hopefully tomorrow. Anyone had any experience of Ercol sofa's? I know that their wooden furniture is well regarded, so hopefully the sofa's will live up to that reputation. My last one was from M&S and I wasn't impressed

GruffaloPants Sat 14-May-16 00:01:01

We have a Cosenza sofa. I like it a lot. However we do feel the seat cushions have been quick to lose a bit of shape. Have some regrets over not going for a similar style that DFS had!

HeirOfNothingInParticular Sat 14-May-16 07:08:14

Thanks GruffaloPants. That's disappointing. The seats lost their shape on my M&S sofa and had to be replaced, so was hoping Ercol would be better. I think I know the DFS sofa you mean, but think the Cosenza is nicer. Off to have a look once the shops open!

TheSteveMilliband Sat 14-May-16 07:52:51

That sofa looks lovely. My parents have an ercol but 20yrs old, has held up really well
except for the fabric fading which would happen regardless.
John Lewis have a similar one by G plan too - is it maybe more down to the material used to fill it though than the quality?

HeirOfNothingInParticular Sat 14-May-16 11:02:14

Thank you TheSteveMilliband. I'm going to pop into John Lewis and have a look. G Plan used to do another range called Ethos, which a bit more modern than their usual stuff, but I faffed around and by the time I had made up my mind they had discontinued it.

TheSteveMilliband Sat 14-May-16 11:44:52

I love the mid century style - not fashionable when parents got theirs but really like the consenza and g plan. Am envious, one of these days will get rid of our boxy dark leather sofa and get something lovely like that wink

HeirOfNothingInParticular Sat 14-May-16 11:56:32

No, it wasn't fashionable when my parents had it back in the day either! I remember them in black leatherette, with orange fabric seats!

I am going to go and look at Consenza soon, it's bit of a trek to the store that has it on display, but I don't want to risk without trying. I did look at the Navara this morning, but it's not really what I'm after. It looked nice enough though and was comfy

TheSteveMilliband Sat 14-May-16 19:53:32

Black and orange sounds......striking. Navarro looks a little like the john Lewis ikon range - I tried them in the shop and they are really comfy, but not practical with kids who spill things (cream). The Cosenza looks a bit like john Lewis Barbican - very retro but lovely. I suspect the ercol is a bit comfier and a bit better quality but the Barbican probably holds it shape very well and is very comfortable (not as much as ikon, but then I think ikon needs fluffed up often).
Ooh, you must update with what you've gone for!

TooOldtooQuick Sat 01-Apr-17 18:15:03

We recently bought the Cosenza corner unit. It is perfect except that it is supported by 6 black stumpy plastic legs under the corner unit that are not shown in the brochure or on line adverts. Ercol are not being honest in how their product will look. We are disappointed that we feel mislead by the adverts. Ercol will not replace them with wood which is what the other legs are made from : beware!

Alpanto Fri 15-Dec-17 19:57:57

Ercol have proved a disappointment recently. I phoned them with a query about dimensions of a sofa that I had bought for my son and was given bad information which has needlessly cost me a lost deposit, Ercol denied any error on their part. I foolishly also bought two Nevara grand sofas for my own house and frankly find them uncomfortable... the seat cushion is too thin and I can feel the wooden frame and curvature of the seat through them . My previous sofa is an ugly brown leather thing from M&S and I have kept it because it is at least comfortable.

hobgoblin123 Wed 07-Mar-18 15:52:43

Sept 2017.. Ordered 2 Ercol sofas from Furniture Village. Delivered 5th December. Found that the back cushions sagged and the seat felt flat and uncomfortable (like sitting on a clapped out old sofa). Complained (by letter) to F.V. on 17th Dec, saying we didn't feel they were of satisfactory quality and mention the Consumer Rights Act and asking for the sofas to be collected and a refund issued.. F.V. insisted that an independent Inspector look at the sofas, which one did 2 weeks later. His report stated that there was nothing amiss with the suite and that it was the 'flat' design of the cushions and low base. We are elderly and sitting on these sofas was tantamount to sitting on the floor. F.V. said there was nothing they could do and Ercol when contacted also wouldn't help. So, we paid another £300 (on top of the £2500 sofa cost) for an upholsterer to put in hard foam in the seat cushions.. Now just waiting for time to pass, so we can justify to ourselves the purchase of another suite.. It will NOT be Ercol..

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