Leland Introduces New Colors for Slam, Elevates a Natural Palette and Sustainable Manufacturing
About fifteen years ago, Leland introduced Slam—a versatile chair with a variety of frames, shells, and finishes in a specific range of colors. Recently, in partnership with Altherr Désile Park, and in response to the way the world has shifted since releasing the original design, Leland had updated both Slam’s colors and materials.
“We always start with defining the design DNA of the shape, to understand what qualities we want to preserve, and where there is a potential to evolve,” said Altherr Désile Park about the new colors. “We believe that color is “the other 50%” of the design. It has the power to enhance a specific quality of the shape.”
For the latest Slam offering, Leland preserved a dark and bright grey, added three shades of green, and adapted the existing dark and bright blue to blend better with the new palette. They also extended the color of the wood base to the plastic shell, offering a warm, easily maintained, and economic alternative to the wood shell.
Aside from the color shift, Leland has also brought a more environmentally-friendly focus to the collection. “We saw an opportunity to rethink the plastic shell from a sustainable perspective. The black and white are now produced in post-consumer plastic,” said Altherr Désile Park.
Original Design: Lievore Altherr Molina, with new colors by Altherr Désile Park
You can see the new collection lelandfurniture.com
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