At European Leather Gallery, we aim to bring you the highest quality furniture made in the USA and from around the world. We’re pleased to now offer Elite Modern furniture. Learn more about the quality and design this modern furniture line offers.

Elite Modern Style

Elite Modern furniture styles are driven by their passion for original design. Since 1988, they have produced innovative and exceptional modern furnishings in the USA. Their reputation for creative designs and superior comfort are only trumped by the outstanding value of their products.

Superior Construction and Value

A sophisticated combination of materials is used to create Elite Modern furniture, including brushed stainless steel, powder coated metals, solid wood, and veneers available in several finish options. For a custom look, they offer numerous fabrics, leathers, and Ultrasuede selections to bring uniqueness to their diverse assortment of products.

Elite Modern controls every phase of their furniture production from the product design and development to delivery of their products. This ensures you receive their superior and reliable quality every time.

Elite Modern Products at a Glance

At European Leather Gallery, we feature Elite Modern’s top bar or counter stool chairs and side tables. Elite Modern also offers retro and modern desks, chairs, beds, side tables, dressers, dining room tables, and more. Each item can be customized based on the appropriate fabric, leather, metal, glass, or wood options.

Meet the Design Team

Carl Muller – Independent Furniture Designer

Carl Muller is an independent furniture designer in Seal Beach, California and has worked with Elite for nearly 20 years. His talent has brought over 200 designs to market. Most are currently in production and continue to be top sellers.

Muller’s goal is to make a fresh statement with every design while maximizing comfort, elegance, and economy. His influences come from worldwide current and historical trends.

Rick Lee – Product & Interior Designer

Based in San Francisco, Rick Lee finds inspiration from a variety of things around him – from a sleek pocket knife to a gnarled tree branch. Lee combines rational thinking with radical influences to create striking designs ranging from minimal to whimsical.

Rick was born in Korea of Chinese descent and came to the U.S. as a teenager. After earning his degree in industrial design, he started his career creating pieces for notable furniture manufacturers in Chicago. After moving to Milan, Italy in his mid-20s, his art for distinctive artistic style became what it is today. By combining European principles and experiences, he developed a unique style that’s both vibrant and charismatic.

Elite Modern – Now Available at European Leather Gallery

We’re proud to be offering the exceptional Elite Modern pieces at European Leather Gallery. Browse online or stop by our showroom to learn more about adding exceptional Elite designs to your home or office.

Life is busy enough. Cleaning and taking care of the stuff in your home shouldn’t need to take up all your precious time.

The new era of minimalist design aims to reduce clutter and offer an open, clean space that’s both inviting and comfortable. If you’re interested in reducing the clutter and stress in your life and home, consider these six easy minimalist design tips.

1. Keep It Simple

The underlying tone of minimalism is simplicity. “Keep it simple” should be the philosophy for all your design techniques and finishing touches. Tone it down, strip it back, and stick to the less is more approach.

Simple doesn’t have to mean boring. Minimalist design can be warm, inviting, rich, and beautiful. When you’re finished, you’ll have a clean, calm, and clutter-free space to relax and enjoy.

2. Choose Quality vs. Quantity

The challenge of paring back your belongings is realizing how little you have to work with. This makes choosing furniture trickier than usual. Each piece must be considered carefully.

That’s why it truly pays to buy quality over quantity and invest in classics that will stand the test of time. Trendy, impulse buys that you tire of quickly don’t belong in your home. Select well-made pieces built to withstand daily use and reduce waste in landfills.

3. Implement the “One In, One Out” Rule

Isn’t it crazy how much stuff one person can acquire in a short period of time? Empty drawers and cupboards when you first moved in are suddenly filled with non-essential items collecting dust.

Pare down your belongings by reducing the non-essentials and implementing the one in, one out rule. For every new item you bring into your house, you must get rid of another.

4. Stick to a Natural Color Palette

White, black, beige, and metal hues – these are the natural tones to live by. Go simple and natural with shades that invite comfort and relaxation with an occasional (very occasional!) pop of color with a throw or pillows.

5. Invest in Stylish and Functional Storage

Even though you’ve decluttered and invested in quality over quantity, there may still be a few things you want to hold onto. Stylish storage keeps the chaos inside while it appears sleek and chic on the outside.

6. Change Up Textures

Sticking to all neutral tones can feel cold or boring. The trick? Add in plenty of texture. Improve the mood with soft throws, velvet pillows, sheepskin rugs, and a genuine leather sofa and chair.

Too many textures, tones, and color can be headache-inducing. Opt for similar white, beige, or gray tones like those you’d see in nature.

While you don’t have to get rid of everything to adhere to minimalist design, the less is more approach can help reduce stress and improve your quality of life. At European Leather Gallery, our Scandinavian designed furniture offers the quality, design, and value that’s perfect for minimalist styles. View our ergonomic sofas, recliners, and chic ottomans with storage online or in store.