Leland’s recent recolor of the Slam chair collection showcased the importance of color as a design element and how the very different materials used in the chair’s design can be harmonized through the use of color. When a fully upholstered model is desired the color and texture is all in the textile so preserving the form of the chair becomes a top priority. Welts, edge-seams, foam thickness, and the inherent nature of a textile can overwhelm the clean aesthetic of the underlying plastic shell – in addition, the geometry that is formed with polypropylene can also be very hard to upholster.
Leland’s goal was to achieve an in-house solution to upholstering the difficult Slam shape in a single-piece cover instead of relying on outsourced upholstery services overseas. The advantages to our customers are both much shorter lead-times as well as a lower cost. Upholstery available on Slam, Slam Lounge and other select Leland seating.