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Elite Leather’s Buck Recliner finalist for ASFD’s 2012 Pinnacle Awards

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Article Summary: The Buck was designed by Michael F. Galardo, who was also honored with the 2010 Pinnacle Award for the Lugano sectional and the 2006 Pinnacle Award for his Pasadena sofa.



Buck Recliner

Elite Leather reported that its Buck recliner has been named a finalist for the 2012 Pinnacle Awards. The Buck was designed by Michael F. Galardo, who was also honored with the 2010 Pinnacle Award for the Lugano sectional and the 2006 Pinnacle Award for his Pasadena sofa, both of which he received before the age of thirty. Both continue to be popular Elite Leather styles today. This year’s winner will be announced at the awards banquet at the International Home Furnishings Center on October 15th during the High Point Market.

The Buck manual recliner is a compelling piece to both buyers and consumers alike. In the short time it’s been available at Bloomingdale’s and other retail stores, it has quickly become a popular motion recliner, both in the United States and Canada. Owing its popularity to its sleek, modern design and masculine detailing, the Buck still offers the same well-made, American construction and comfort with which Elite Leather has become synonymous. In reclined position, there are no gaps between the seat and the footrest, adding further comfort. With the Buck, the consumer can have the luxury of relaxing in a recliner that is both comfortable and stylish. The suggested starting retail price point of the Buck manual recliner is $1,875.

Galardo explains, “We are committed to high levels of design with each piece of custom furniture we create. I enjoy designing for a broad audience that appreciates both function and form.” Only the highest quality materials are utilized when creating Elite Leather furniture, including premium frames, which are padded to add softness and support to the leather. Seat cushions are made from both high-performance, high-density polyurethane foam, which provide soft and resilient comfort. Elite Leather offers exceptionally durable top grain leathers and premium fabrics, a limited lifetime warranty which covers construction, seating, and leather for all pieces.

ABOUT THE PINNACLE™ AWARDS AND ASFD: Founded in 1981, the American Society of Furniture Designers (ASFD) is dedicated to excellence, innovation, education and originality in the practice of furniture design. The home furnishings industry equivalent of the Academy Awards, the Pinnacle Design Achievement awards were created in April 1995 by the Board of Directors of the ASFD to promote better design quality and encourage the recognition of furniture designers within the retail home furnishings industry. Pinnacle Award finalists and winners are recognized industry wide for their stylish and innovative designs.

ABOUT ELITE LEATHER: Founded in 1959, Elite Leather has grown to become of one America’s largest upholstered furniture manufacturers and remains a family-run business. The California-based furniture maker is committed to high levels of design, construction, and customer care with each piece of custom furniture they create. With over 200 leather and fabric choices, various wood finishes, and three seating options, customers can have furniture that is made to order specifically to meet their needs and design aesthetics. And with a quick shipping time of as little as two weeks, customers can enjoy almost instant satisfaction.

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