We launched our first product, the Marquette chair, in 1992. Simple in design, strong in function and versatile in options, the chair began to position Leland International as a design-focused furniture company. The Marquette Chair embodies the goal of Leland at its inception and the spirit of Leland now. Since the beginning, we’ve been committed to high quality, design-focused furniture.
Leland International founder, Tim Korzon, developed his passion for making furniture at age 12, spending a lot of time creating with his father in their home workshop. By his early 20s, Tim was an apprentice to master craftsman Arthur E. Carpenter at Espenet Studio in Bolinas, California, where he honed his skills in design and craftsmanship.
After serving his apprenticeship, Tim stayed in Southern California and used that experience to establish himself as a designer and craftsman, producing one-of-a-kind furniture commissions for recognizable faces in film and music. These projects required a commitment to quality Tim believed should be inherent in all work. His dedication to crafting high quality pieces earned him a trusted reputation among his peers and clients.
Tim took these experiences and forged a vision that combined skill, a commitment to quality and attention to detail into furniture. This vision became Leland International. A design-focused attitude and mandate of quality set Leland apart from the industry with products aesthetically simple in their design and functionally strong.