Vintage Ercol Studio Sofa. Inspired by Scandinavian design, the Studio Couch was designed by Lucian Ercolani in 1958 and manufactured by Ercol in the 1960s/70s. This is the much sought after blonde (beech) model with the original cushions and fabric in striped orange, white and brown. The back can be folded down to create a sofa bed. There are two matching armchairs also available to complete the whole retro look.