Baraga is a contemporary expression of that typology by virtue of its gentle curves and generous seat formed in plywood and recycled PET felt. A foundational material in modern furniture designs of the past half-century, plywood expresses modernity in its exposed edges, rich wood grain, and curved forms.
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The architecturally minimal base showcases the seats' gently organic and inviting shape. Available in three heights, with many powder-coat color options for this base, and in combination with the oak, walnut, and felt seats.
The sculptural possibilities of plywood was foundational to the forms of Modernist furniture and it is upon this legacy that Baraga’s designers at Altherr Désile Park developed a unique pressed felt seat.
Made from post-consumer waste products (plastic bottles) PET Felt has a very low-energy manufacturing process, no VOCs or formaldehyde binders, and will not degrade, crumble or rot. At the end of its long useful life, it is once again fully recyclable.
Baraga offers 13 standard PET Felt colors, but with the color finishing in-house at our local Michigan factory we can match and supply any color that is desired.
Renowned for the sensitive application of color to materials, Leland’s approach has always been a very considered approach. Instead of applying color such that it conceals the nature of the underlying material, color innovations consider color with materiality.
The new Gemma oak colors rely on the more strongly figured grain of natural oak to express a range of dramatic contrasts as the graining reveals itself in very dramatic figurations not seen with natural oak veneers.
While suitable for tasking, given the appealing aesthetics and woodgrain color options for the seat shell, Gemma Task is also an attractive selection for meeting rooms and any meeting area with a requirement for some design statement. An eye-catching feature is the option to select coordinating metal powder-coat colors for the task base when choosing the new Oak colors.
The Task Base affords the comfort of pneumatic height adjustment, a forward tilt mechanism, along with a 5-star wheeled base completing the adjustability and movement that one desires in an ergonomic chair.
The three oak colors: Blue Sky, Sienna, and Evergreen are drawn from the same nature palette in Leland’s Elements collection. They remain rooted in the landscape but with a rich quality of some of the most saturated colors that can be found outdoors
One of Leland’s top-selling chairs is getting a new infusion of color. The color revision of Amadeus – a simple, versatile stacking chair – leans heavily into the American story—the landscapes and landmarks that echo American Modernism.
From the charm of a classic diner along the highway to the vast openness of endless county highways, Amadeus captures the optimism and possibility that is felt in the American journey.
“The range of colors speak to that wanderlust and desire for discovery,” said Altherr Desile Park, who led the color selection and creative direction for the project.
The six new colors in the revision include; Blue Sky, Fog, Fawn, Seafoam, Habanero, and Dijon. “We saw that the places Amadeus could go were very much all over the map,” said Nigel Scott-Williams, Business Development Officer at Leland International.
Slam’s color revision extends the chair’s range in a remarkably natural way. A color palette that once focused on corporate office environments has been warmed up with a natural wood focus and coordinated shades echoing nature.
Our new palette seamlessly extends the wood color up into the poly shell, effectively marrying natural and non-natural materials in a new way. The result is a more economic version that still provides the same visual warmth and richness of a wood chair.
“We always start with defining the design DNA of the shape, to understand what qualities we want to preserve, and where is a potential to evolve. We believe that color is “the other 50%” of the design. It has the power to enhance a specific quality of the shape.”
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At Leland, color is experimental. We believe the application is the best method for testing, and when we tried the new color variations, we were happily surprised by the result. The green and wood colors make Slam much warmer and better connected with the wood base.
The curves are more visible and, in a way, more domestic. The DNA of Slam hasn’t been changed but rather extended to a much wider spectrum—including a sustainable one.
The Gemma Collection stands out with its optimistic elegance. Featuring a system of three veneers, it's gentle geometry is easily adapted to its surroundings.
Versatility should be a natural phenomenon—where something easily and intuitively adapts to a wide range of people and environments.
That’s the magic of the Gemma Collection—a chair, table, and soft-tailored lounge piece that effortlessly enhance their surroundings.
Gemma Occasional Table was conceived as an easy fit – aesthetically and functionally – for lounge and transitional spaces. Eased edges, color variety, leg options, plus a technologically capable totem base make Gemma Occasional Table effortlessly adaptable.
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More than a choice of material, walnut dresses Gemma up for premium spaces. Picture a lawyer’s office, museum, or cocktail lounge. Walnut's deep texture is known to be extremely durable and only gets better with age.
Gemma work-height Tables compliment any space, meeting people right in the moment and mood they’re in.
When we look around, we see the seamless co-existence of work and leisure, with the blurring of boundaries between office and home.
Our work-height tables introduce a new flare to the Gemma Occasional Table series—greeting people with a warm demeanor and residential appeal.
Color has always been part of our story at Leland, and it feels like we’re at a whole new beginning.
Over time, the colors we see shift to reflect current preferences and trends. With Leland Elements we wanted to make the old feel new again.
Inspired by the outside, the Elements collection also promotes healthy environments inside. All finishes pass the rigorous standards for SCS Indoor Advantage Gold Certification
Our new collection of finishes spans five products. The colors add a new elegance to their utility and a sophistication that comes from being more muted and understated.
It’s a perspective that sparked a rediscovery of our best sellers, so that we could share them with you.
Sometimes the colors we see across nature have a defined contrast. Other times, one color flows slowly and methodically into another, where you can’t tell where one stops and another ends.
In this effortless transition are a thousand shades in-between—a gradual effect that’s approachable, beautiful, and human.
Inspired by nature in color, form, and spirit, Omena blends right into café spaces, private offices, casual lounge spaces, and collaborative settings.
We see this natural phenomenon is echoed across the sky, water, and land. And it’s something we’ve captured in the new gradients for our Omena chair.
The Mass Chair is all about community—the engagement it fosters and the joy it brings.
From a distance, the Mass Chair seems simple and straightforward. But look closer and you’ll discover subtle nuances that make it different from other chairs of its kind.
The Mass Chair does the same for teams, making different people feel an integral part of the whole.
Lightweight and effortless, strong and space-efficient, Mass is a fitting place to share, create, communicate, and become a part of something bigger.
The Fixed table is like one of Michigan’s many bridges—a mindful balance of engineering and artistry. Although it stands out, Fixed becomes one with its environment, more and more as time passes.
A standing-height work surface for one or a gathering table for many, Fixed is ideal for people to have quick meetings or take a refreshing break.
It’s also extremely adaptable and accommodates wires and cables in the most intuitive way.
Available in a variety of configurations, tabletop options, and organic finishes, the Fixed table is a flexible choice to support your people and elevate your space.