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Elite Leather's Lugano Sectional Wins ASFD's 2010 Pinnacle Award

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Elite Leather reported that its Lugano sectional was presented with a 2010 Pinnacle Award. The company noted that this section is perfect for entertaining guests, with its dramatically curved chaise, tailored, sloped back and arms, loose pillows, and chrome metal legs. The sectional, which starts at suggested retail price of $8,000, was created in a soft cream leather, a design collaboration between Elite Leather president Michael A. Galardo and his son, Elite Leather furniture designer Michael F. Galardo. Michael F. Galardo has also been honored with the 2006 Pinnacle Award for his Pasadena sofa.

About Elite Leather: Founded in 1959, Elite Leather has grown to become of one America’s largest leather furniture manufacturers. Remaining a family-run business since the company’s inception, they still build every piece of furniture in California. Elite Leather 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, six wood finishes, and four seating options, customers can have furniture that is made to order specifically to meet their needs and design esthetics. And with a quick shipping time of as little as three weeks, customers can enjoy almost instant satisfaction.

Only the highest quality materials are utilized when creating Elite Leather furniture,  including premium hardwood frames, padded to add softness and support to the leather. Major frame joints are corner blocked, glued, and stapled for added stability, and sinuous spring suspension provides extraordinary seat comfort. Seat cushions are made from either high-performance, high-density polyurethane foam or down and feather, both of which provide soft and resilient comfort. All seams are sewn with bonded nylon and monofilament threads for strength and flexibility. Elite Leather offers exceptionally durable top grain leathers and a 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.

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