Introducing The Handy Stool – The Story Behind the Design

At Leland, we believe enduring design starts with understanding the world around us and that’s exactly how the process for Handy Stool began. Based on Understanding For some time, Leland had been contemplating a small-scale seating product. Our informed assumption was that the workplace needed a simple solution—one that was dynamic, fun, and didn’t command a big […]

Back Bench

A 2018 Introduction for Leland International, Back Bench, designed by Burkhard Vogther, embraces simplicity in its most mysterious form. “When you take everything else away, this is what you have left, it’s what every designer wants,” said Bruce Sienkowski, Design Director for Leland. “You have a design that uses every ounce that you have, and […]

Leland Logo on Slats

NeoCon 2018: Make Yourself at Home

  This year has been a year of change for Leland International, and the spark behind the NeoCon showroom celebrates this transformation.  So, take a step in and make yourself at home, after all, that’s the goal. “In the past our showroom was more like a museum, a beautiful museum,” said Justin Burton, designer at […]

Leah Tables Overhead

Inspiration: A Springtime Rain

Every piece of Leland furniture comes with a story, an inspiration. The essence of the Leah table? A springtime rain. We sat down with designer Bruce Sienkowski to learn more about his design. “The tops of the Leah table are based on the formation of puddles after a rain,” Sienkowski said. “The uniqueness of each […]

Choosing Materials

A Mid-Century Revival

Behind every design is the drive to create something timeless, something that gets better over the years. A classic mid-century room starts with reflection. Add in shades of orange or green, some clean lines and stimulating shapes, and slowly the room turns into a celebration of traditional modern style. Though the mid-century era dates back decades, the story […]

Ralph Rapson sketch of Equipment for Living

Signed, Rapson

A person’s signature speaks volumes. A symbol of authenticity and origin, an autograph stands still even after a lifetime concludes. To honor the legacy of Ralph Rapson, each piece in Leland’s Rapson Thirty-Nine Collection features just that, a physical promise of Rapson’s visionary. Though the bulk of Rapson’s fame came later in his career, his […]

Amadeus Shells

The Shape of Comfort

When Design Ballendat starting working on the Amadeus chair they considered shape, lines, base and color. They looked at materials, measured height, looked at other chairs in the industry, but most of all, they thought about comfort. Trevor Hollard from Design Ballendat spoke with us about the design process. “I think if a chair is uncomfortable, […]