LEYLA BENCH By Freifrau
While the elegant, tautly upholstered exterior sits on either a delicate wire frame, Leya’s interior is soft and inviting like a large cushion: in this way, Birgit Hoffmann and Christoph Kahleyss’s chair design is the result of combining opposites.
The Leya bench (available at 140cm, 160cm, 180cm, 200cm, 220 or 240cm length) rests on a wire frame so lithe that the piece appears far lighter and smaller than it actually is. The Leya Bench is also available without backrest.
At the beginning, there was a very simple chair – without armrests, but with an ingenious idea. Why not take a modern minimalist form, but combine it with extra-soft upholstery? The result was a compact, almost delicate chair that is far more comfortable than its clear, pure lines might suggest at first sight: Leya. Rewarded with astonishing success, the designers have since successively applied the same concept to various other types of seating - the Leya family now consists of more than twenty variants, from models with armrests through to lounge chairs and bar stools and the Leya wingback couch with its lavish Chesterfield upholstery.