Leland recently launched the Gemma Collection, a chair, table, and soft-tailored lounge piece that bring natural versatility to any space. Bigger than a specific inspiration, Gemma was created from a broader desire to open a new path for Leland, bringing forward the mid-century American values of optimism, expressiveness, and industrial experimentation.
Created by Altherr Desile Park for Leland, the Gemma Collection stands out with personable elegance and optimistic flair. Featuring a system of three veneers – oak, walnut, and colored birch – along with two base-types, the Gemma Chair has a soft, gentle geometry and crafted details emerging in every edge and surface. “We worked carefully and iteratively to create rounded shapes that are counterbalanced by flatter curves and surfaces,” said Dennis Park in an interview. “This adds slight tension and richness of form.”
Gemma Stitch brings sculptural and volumetric contrast to the light and laminar language of the chair, extending the collection into informal lounge spaces. Finally, there’s Gemma Tables, a circular tabletop with a choice of three base styles and heights –including one with added power integration – adaptable for relaxation or light work.
Leland’s renowned use of color on wood exponentially increases the opportunities that already exist with the varied materials and finishes available in the collection. “All these design options provide architects and designers a versatile system. With it, they can configure their own stories ranging from colorful and informal to natural and refined,” said Nigel Scott-Williams, Business Development Officer at Leland.
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