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Edit Milan April 2014

2 Apr 2014

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We will be launching new projects including collaborations with Britain’s foremost product designer; Sir Kenneth Grange, and Jack Smith and along two new chairs by Michael Sodeau and Jonathan Prestwich.

Milan April 2014

6 Feb 2014

Modus, will be launching new projects including collaborations with Britain’s foremost product designer; Sir Kenneth Grange, during Salone 2014, at Edit, against the stunning backdrop of Palazzo Morando. Alongside a collaboration with Sir Kenneth Grange and Jack Smith, Modus will also be launching two new chairs by Michael Sodeau and Jonathan Prestwich.

January Sample Sale

14 Jan 2014

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For the second time, Modus furniture will be having a sale at their Great Sutton Street showroom.  Open seven days a week for the duration of the sale, this is a unique opportunity to shop hundreds of bargains from some of the hottest names in design - Arik Levy, PearsonLloyd, Simon Pengelly, Michael Sodeau to name but a few.

Seasons Greetings from Modus

20 Dec 2013

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As a very busy year comes to an end we would like to thank everyone who has supported us throughout 2013. We have had a really exciting year with a host of new product launches, the opening of our new showroom and the launch of a new catalogue.

FX Design Award

10 Dec 2013

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We were delighted to win an FX Award at a glittering awards ceremony at The Grosvenor house hotel with Hem by PearsonLloyd in the category of public, leisure or office furniture, against stiff competition from Vitra, Bisley, Orange Box and Coalesse.

Out of Sight an exhibition of new photographs by Angela Moore

30 Sep 2013

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As part of the London Design Festival and Clerkenwell Design Quarter we hosted Out of Sight: an exhibition of photography by Angela Moore. We commissioned Angela to shoot a series of landscapes around Somerset; the resulting images appear in our new catalogue designed by Studio Small.

Modus at designjunction

29 Sep 2013

Designjunction 2013 was held at the Old Sorting Office, New Oxford Street for the second year running. At the show, we unveiled the new Bloom range of tables from Magnus Long, as well as Michael Sodeau’s new Noughts and Crosses tables. Designjunction was also people’s first chance to see the Hem chair, Norse chair and Geta sofas in the UK.

Modus, TFL Canteen and Barbecoa Resturant @ designjunction

26 Sep 2013

Along with all this we also built and furnished Jamie Oliver’s Barbecoa restaurant on site. Our PLC Chairs and Noughts and crosses stools and tables furnished the space whilst Barbecoa served signature favourites such as pit smoked pork sandwiches and smoked short ribs with chipotle tomato salsa.

Bloom by Magnus Long

4 Sep 2013

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The Bloom family of tables by Magnus Long fall somewhere between formal and informal. Bloom features a curvilinear waist at the foot of the stem, which gives it the appearance of growing up from the base-plate. With compact laminate or oak ply rounded square tops, the tables are available in various sizes and bases, and in a variety of heights...

Out of Sight Exhibition

4 Sep 2013

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To celebrate the launch of our beautiful new catalogue by Studio Small, Modus will be hosting an exhibition of specially commissioned work by Angela Moore in our newly refurbished Clerkenwell showroom which has been completely refitted and extended to more than double its original area. The exhibition features a series of dramatic, limited edition, large format prints which capture the...

New Collections at Designjunction

29 Aug 2013

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At designjunction, Modus will launch a series of new products; Bloom, a family of pedestal tables by Magnus Long and a range of tables by Michael Sodeau to extend his Noughts and Crosses collection. In addition, the modular Geta sofa by Arik Levy, the Hem Chair by PearsonLloyd and the timber Norse chair by Simon Pengelly will make their UK debut.

Sample Sale

12 Jul 2013

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For the fist time, Modus furniture will be having a sale at their Great Sutton Street showroom.  Open seven days a week for the duration of the sale, this is a unique opportunity to shop hundreds of bargains from some of the hottest names in design - Arik Levy, PearsonLloyd, Simon Pengelly, Michael Sodeau to name but a few.

Pop up Barbecoa Restaurant at Designjunction

12 Jul 2013

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This year’s designjunction restaurant will again be brought to you by Modus, this time in conjunction with Jamie Oliver’s barbecue steakhouse, Barbecoa. Michael Sodeau will create the restaurant using natural timber to enhance the raw space of The Sorting Office. Modus’ PLC furniture and Noughts and Crosses bar stools and tables will complete the restaurant’s interior.

New Noughts and Crosses Tables

12 Jul 2013

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Designed to partner the Noughts and Crosses stools, this new family of four multi-functional tables are available in three different heights for a variety of applications. The three and four legged oak tables have a steel powder coat O or X which can be made in a variety of colours; the tall cafe table has a shelf and hooks for...

As Modus launches Hem, the latest chair by PearsonLloyd, they talk about their approach to sustainability

19 Jun 2013

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“We’ve never been ones to shout from the rooftops about our sustainable credentials. We just believe in doing things properly,” says Tom Lloyd, one half of celebrated British design duo PearsonLloyd.

Bodleian Chair competition

18 Jun 2013

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In September 2012 the University of Oxford's historic Bodleian Libraries launched a competition to design a new reading room chair for the institution's Weston Library. 

Designjunction - new launches

12 Jun 2013

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At designjunction, Modus will launch a series of new products; Bloom, a family of pedestal tables by Magnus Long, a new four-leg stacking version of the Hem chair by PearsonLloyd and a range of tables by Michael Sodeau to extend his Noughts and Crosses collection. In addition, the modular Geta sofa by Arik Levy and the timber Norse chair by...

Modus at INTRO NY 2013

9 May 2013

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Modus Party

19 Apr 2013

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Modus was at the epicentre of the EDIT launch party. With queues around the block, globe-trotting designers and VIPs flocked to La Pelota for the first big party of the Salone.

Modus debut new products at INTRO NY, New York, 18-20 May 2013

19 Apr 2013

Modus, one of the UK’s leading design manufacturers, will launch a range of new products at INTRO NY. Furniture from Pengelly Design, Christophe Pillet, Jonathan Prestwich and Michael Sodeau will be premiered as part of this brand new collective show. Located in a Broome Street gallery, INTRO NY brings a hand-picked selection of the latest in global contemporary design to...

Modus at EDIT

19 Apr 2013

Our launch products: Geta by Arik Levy, Hem by PearsonLloyd and Norse by Simon Pengelly received a great response, as did a host of existing products from designers Christophe Pillet, Patrick Norguet, Jonathan Prestwich and Michael Sodeau.

Size matters

25 Mar 2013

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The Library sofa breaks new ground in terms of scale of moulding but still retains a delicacy of form “Although the Library sofa was a large piece of furniture, it was important that its footprint was light compared to its size,” says Michael Sodeau, the man responsible for this new addition to the Modus range.

Crane TV

15 Mar 2013

Crane TV, the premium online video magazine for contemporary culture, will be setting up temporary home at EDIT. The very best international designers will take their seats in the studio created and furnished by Modus as Crane TV brings you all the highlights of the Salone del Mobile.

Apartment 58 and Modus' VIP lounge

15 Mar 2013

London’s newest private member’s club for the creative industries, Apartment 58, will be hosting and recreating the relaxed and fluid feel of their club in a site-specific installation at EDIT. Fully furnished by Modus, the VIP lounge will be a place to socialise, relax or work during the hectic few days of the Italian design festival.

Simon Pengelly's award-winning shelving system for Modus continues to wow in Milan this year

15 Mar 2013

Meta was Simon Pengelly's first piece of furniture for Modus and the first UK design the brand manufactured in 2001, marking a significant milestone for both parties.

Milan 2013

14 Mar 2013

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EDIT

18 Feb 2013

designjunction will present EDIT, a carefully curated exhibition of over 30 brands, at this year's Milan Furniture Fair (9-14 April 2013).

Arik Levy in conversation with Helen Parton

18 Feb 2013

Arik Levy discusses his work including the Geta storage system, his first Modus collaboration.

Modus at imm Cologne 2013

11 Jan 2013

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Seasons Greetings

22 Dec 2012

As a very busy year comes to an end we would like to thank everyone who has supported us.  We have had an exciting year with 12 new product launches and many interesting projects. 2013 looks to be another exciting year with new products launches in Milan in April and London in September.

Process

20 Dec 2012

Nowadays, the first step he takes at the start of a new project is looking at the market, seeing new sides to culture and how people’s behaviour is evolving,” he says. Hold, Prestwich’s latest design for Modus, is a multipurpose side chair perfectly suited to cafes, restaurants, meeting rooms or areas for concentrated work.

Connect by Jonathan Prestwich

19 Dec 2012

A refined and elegant table offering a simple solution for meeting tables, soft desking and conference rooms. Its unique design is engineered to allow modular length table options and incorporates an integral cable management system with the option of a flip top lid and data/power connectivity or table top grommets.

RED exhibition at the Conran Shop

18 Oct 2012

To mark 25 years at the iconic Michelin building, the Conran Shop held its RED exhibition bringing together work by the world's finest contemporary designs during London Design Festival including the Orbital chair by Modus. This Christophe Pillet-designed piece was presented in a spectacular red colourway exclusively for the event, which was held in the Conran Shop's Blue Room.

Modus paper out now

13 Oct 2012

Want to find out the design process behind Jonathan Prestwich's Hold chair, the inspiration behind Simon Pengelly's recently reintroduced Meta shelving or how Shin Azumi designed the Aerial table? This and much more is available now in the Modus newspaper.

Modus paper out now

13 Oct 2012

Want to find out the design process behind Jonathan Prestwich's Hold chair, the inspiration behind Simon Pengelly's recently reintroduced Meta shelving or how Shin Azumi designed the Aerial table? This and much more is available now in the Modus newspaper.

Modus at Designjunction

11 Oct 2012

Modus were delighted to be part of this year's designjunction which attracted more than 17,000 visitors through the door. This new destination proved a huge success drawing trade and consumers crowds from all across the globe to a disused Sorting Office in the heart of central London.  Over 100 International brands and three floors packed with installations, pop up stores,...

Modus make their mark at designjunction's Canteen

8 Oct 2012

Modus played an important role in furnishing the entire pop-up restaurant at designjunction - a collaboration between Transport for London (TfL) and Canteen which was one of the great attractions at the show. The restaurant featured the popular  PLC dining chairs by PearsonLloyd and Multi dining tables by Michael Sodeau throughout the space as well as the Noughts & Crosses...

PLC chair makes £1000 for Maggie's in charity auction

5 Oct 2012

The Joy of Living (Part 2) project to raise funds for the Maggie's cancer charity attracted a huge amount of interest during designjunction. Designers submitted customised products, which were exhibited then sold in a charity auction. Modus' donated the PLC lounge chair customised by PearsonLloyd, who originally designed this classic design piece.

Modus' new product range proved a huge attraction

4 Oct 2012

Visitors to designjunction were presented with 10 new products from Modus. With a focus on pieces to suit the work environment, the collection included an innovative modular storage system, a practical meeting table, as well as private and public seating, shelving and occasional tables. Modus presented new collaborations to their roster of international design talent to include new pieces by...

JOY OF LIVING project at designjunction

17 Sep 2012

Modus are delighted to contribute to the JOY OF LIVING (Part 2) a charity project initiated by Max Fraser and Maggie’s. Modus are one of a select group of manufacturers invited to donate a domestic product customised in response to the project title: JOY OF LIVING.Maggie’s is an organisation that creates places to provide emotional, practical and social support to...

PechaKucha perfectly rounds off Clerkenwell Design Week

11 Jun 2012

The crowds gathered in force for the latest PechaKucha night held last month at Clerkenwell Design Week.

Christophe Pillet in discussion with Blueprint

5 Jun 2012

A packed event with celebrated French designer Christophe Pillet in conversation with Blueprint magazine editor Johnny Tucker was held at the Modus showroom during Clerkenwell Design Week.

PLC awarded Design Guild Mark

1 Jun 2012

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We are pleased to announce that PLC by PearsonLloyd has been awarded the Design Guild Mark.The Design Guild Mark (DGM) recognises and rewards the work of British designers of furniture in volume production, made in the UK or abroad. Pieces and ranges are selected each year by a panel of distinguished judges.

Modus at Clerkenwell Design week

26 Apr 2012

Park Lane is a stunning new furniture collection. The collection is upholstered with generously proportioned feather cushions and is available in both two and three  seater versions. An armchair completes the collection, which is suitable for domestic or contract interior.

PechaKucha

6 Apr 2012

This February, the Design Museum played host to the first PechaKucha of 2012. The Terence Conran retrospective exhibition was the perfect backdrop to the British design-themed event, which took place on 28 February.

Modus gets in on The Bigger Picture

31 Mar 2012

Following on from our successful participation in the Martin Creed event at Sketch, Modus continued to collaborate in the art world this month. Select pieces of furniture, including the Part sofa and armchair by PearsonLloyd and the Fold Table by Patrick Norguet, recently featured in the Bigger Picture exhibition.

PLC collection extended

30 Mar 2012

Due to the overwhelming success of the PLC collection by British design duo PearsonLloyd, Modus has extended the range to include a brand new stacking version of the timber chair. Combining traditional joinery, CNC machining and ply pressing, the chair is available in solid oak or painted beech; with optional upholstery and an ABS stacking pan on the upholstered version.

Pecha Kucha London for 2012

21 Feb 2012

Having taken guardianship of the Pecha Kucha debating format for London, Modus are pleased to announce the first event for 2012. The Design Museum, currently exhibiting a Terence Conran retrospective, plays host to the first London Pecha Kucha of 2012. Expect the usual lively atmosphere in this fast-paced presentation style, devised by Klein Dytham Architecture, with a raft of design...

Like us on Facebook and win a chair!

20 Feb 2012

Until the end of March, we’re giving you the opportunity to win a PLC lounge chair. Just Like Modus on Facebook and be in with the chance of owning this beautiful, PearsonLloyd-designed chair. The PLC chair is composed of solid oak or beech with a plywood seat. It has an optional upholstered seat and backrest too.

Sketch features Modus furniture in art exhibit

3 Feb 2012

Modus is delighted to be involved in an exhibition by Turner Prize-winning artist Martin Creed at Sketch. This is the first in a new programme, which will transform the legendary London restaurant into a conceptual artwork as well as a place to dine and host live events.

On the Wright track at designjunction

8 Oct 2011

This year we enjoyed great success at the first UK designjunction exhibition in Holborn. Modus collaborated with The Wright Brothers to bring to life designjunction’s very own pop-up champagne and oyster bar.

PechaKucha Night returned to London

7 Oct 2011

PechaKucha night returned to London for the festival under the new guardianship of Modus. This captivating presentation concept took place at designjunction and will be the first of many across the capital.

Berlin-bound for Qubique

7 Oct 2011

Berlin is one of the most exciting European design cities right now, so it's no surprise that a new exhibition has sprung up for autumn 2011. The inaugural Qubique show takes place between 26-29 October at the decommissioned Tempelhof Airport and Modus will be right there in the thick of proceedings with its latest product launches presented by our agent;...

Modus tell their manufacturing story with recent 'Process' installation

7 Oct 2011

Last month we celebrated the London Design Festival with a striking installation at our showroom in Clerkenwell. Entitled 'Process' the exhibition laid bare our furniture making story, from the drawing board to the finished display models.

Sleep Event

7 Oct 2011

Next month we will be exhibiting at the Sleep Event from 23 – 24 November. Visit us on stand 26 at the Business Design Centre, London.

Pechakucha at designjunction

14 Sep 2011

The PechaKucha night phenomenon began in Tokyo in 2003 as an event for young designers to meet, network and share their ideas. Drawing its name from the Japanese term for the sound of "chit chat", this simple and effective format requires the speaker to show 20 images, each for 20 seconds.

Process

7 Sep 2011

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To celebrate the London Design Festival, we will be presenting a unique installation in our showroom in Clerkenwell entitled: Process – an exhibition of chairs showing step by step production methods from traditional to modern techniques, explained through drawings, images, prototypes and models.

Polka Gelato

16 Aug 2011

Vonsung’s latest project features Modus furniture

Modus at Designjunction

12 Aug 2011

At London’s new design destination, designjunction, we will be presenting work from our latest collection previewed in Milan, alongside the launch of a new sofa by French designer Christophe Pillet.

A new collaboration with the Wright Brothers restaurant

11 Aug 2011

The Wright Brothers, acclaimed for their seafood and oysters, will be recreating the atmosphere and experience of their London restaurants at designjunction, serving the freshest fish from a spectacular pop-up bar by Modus.

PechaKucha returns to London with a full program of events

10 Aug 2011

In partnership with Klein Dytham architects, we are delighted to announce that Modus have taken over the guardianship for PechaKucha nights in London, bringing this exciting concept directly to your door step.

Swedish Design Goes London for the London Design Festival, 15 & 24 September

9 Aug 2011

he Ambassador of Sweden will open up her Residence at Portland Place for a design exhibition featuring some of the world’s most renowned Swedish designers.

LDF plans unveiled

1 Jul 2011

Modus will present a unique installation at their showroom in Clerkenwell from 16 – 25 September entitled: Process – an exhibition of new chairs uncovering the materials and processes behind them.

Milan 2011

30 Jun 2011

Modus revealed their latest collection at the Milan Furniture Fair at Designjunction, Zegna Theatre, Via Savona, Milano. If you didn’t manage to visit below are some images from the show and information on the launched projects.

Nobis Hotel

30 Jun 2011

Amongst other recent projects, we were pleased to supply some of our collection into the recently opened Nobis Hotel in Sweden. Claesson Koivisto Rune has recently designed the interior of the Nobis Hotel located in two historic late 19th-century buildings on Norrmalmstorg square in the heart of downtown Stockholm, Sweden.

Shortlisted for the Restaurant and Bar Design Awards

30 Jun 2011

Modus worked on 3 projects that have been shortlisted for the Restaurant and Bar Design Awards; Made in Camden by Michael Sodeau, Santorini Grace by MplusM in Greece and The Corinthian club by Graven Images.

StickingSticks by Kawamura Ganjavian

14 Mar 2011

Stickingsticks is a modular partition system, currently being developed by Modus in collaboration with Kawamura Ganjavian, consisting of a kit of different length tubes wrapped in strips of Velcro. The products flexibility allows the tubes to connect through the use of VELCRO making it quick and easy to create room divisions.

Noughts and Crosses by Michael Sodeau

10 Mar 2011

The Noughts and Crosses stools are available in two different heights for either bar or dining table use. The three or four legged oak stools have a steel powder coat O or X serving as a foot rest and can be made in a variety of colours.

PLC chair shortlisted for the prestigious Design Week Award

1 Jan 2011

Assessed for its quality of design, innovation and aesthetics, PLC Chair has been shortlisted for the prestigious annual Design Week Awards. Launched at Milan 2010, PLC is a marriage of style and simplicity. Made in solid oak or matt-painted beech – Its ergonomically curved seat and backrest show off its form and functionality.

Dune by Monica Forster

28 Oct 2010

During the London design Festival we launched the new timber addition to the Dune family of chairs by Monica Forster, the distinctive 4 leg base is produced from solid oak.

Blythswood Square Spa

28 Oct 2010

The Blythswood Square Hotel is now one of Glasgow’s finest five star boutique hotels and offers unriviled quality and accomadation. Located in the centre of Glasgow, the building, which dates back to 1823, was previously the home of the Royal Scottish Automobile Club.

Made in Camden at The Roundhouse

21 Oct 2010

Located in Camden, London, the grade II former railway turntable engine shed (or Roundhouse) built in 1847 is today one of Londons greatest music venue. The Roundhouse has hosted the BBC Electric Proms, and also ceremonies such as the BT Digital Music Awards Modus worked with Michael Sodeau who designed the interior, and were responsible for the development of a...

Pick a colour

19 Sep 2010

A stunning installation of the new PLC chair by PearsonLloyd is now on show in our Clerkenwell showroom for London Design Festival. The eye catching display features 36 one off colours exclusively produced for the event.

Modus x Pechakucha 2

9 Sep 2010

Modus PechaKucha is back with an impressive line up of speakers. Chaired by Johanna Agerman (Deputy editor of Icon Magazine), other speakers include Christophe Pillet, Tom Lloyd, Eero Koivisto (CKR), Antonia Ward, William Knight (London Design Festival), Sophia Wood and William Russell (Pentagram).

Pick a Colour

1 Sep 2010

To celebrate the London Design Festival, Modus will reveal a stunning installation of the new PLC chair by PearsonLloyd. PLC is a marriage of style and simplicity offering a modern take on the archetypal wooden cafe chair. This eye catching display will feature up to 36 one off colours exclusively produced for the event.

Vonsung Pavilion at Tent London

1 Sep 2010

London design studio, Vonsung, will create a striking pop-up cafe & bar pavilion at this year’s Tent London. The pavilion will provide a unique dining area and bar space featuring an impressive display of the 10 Morph stools from Modus throughout the space. The whole structure will be illuminated by both skylight and dramatic indoor lighting, forming shadows and silhouettes...

Tokyo Bike Tours led by Max Fraser

1 Sep 2010

Tokyobike tours led by Max Fraser will kick off at Modus Showroom on Friday 25 September, offering design enthusiasts the chance to try out these effortlessly stylish bikes. The tours will give visitors the chance to explore Londons creative districts on guided tours across the capital.

PechaKucha Night

7 Jun 2010

Our recent PechaKucha, pulled in a huge audience of design savvy visitors. Chaired by Kerstin Zumstein from OnOffice, the talks ranged from Luke Pearson’s love of bicycles to Sam Johnsons fascination with the legacy of the Victorian building boom on modern life.

Ten by Michael Sodeau

20 May 2010

Ten is a universal sofa range by Michael Sodeau launched in Milan. The clean silhouette is a contrast between the thin tailored outer frame and soft cushions inside. Its oversized seat depth and generous back make it an extremely comfortable sofa.

Modus x PechaKucha

11 May 2010

The Pecha Kucha night phenomenon, began in Tokyo in 2003 as an event for young designers to meet, network and show their work in public. Drawing its name from the Japanese term for the sound of “chit chat”, this night is simply and effectively: 20 images x 20 seconds per person.

Architects Breakfast

5 May 2010

Join Modus for an architects breakfast.25th June at 8.30am – 11.00am.Modus, 28-29 Great Sutton Street, London, EC1V 0DSRSVP: press@modusfurniture.co.uk

Room with a view

15 Apr 2010

Our projects team recently completed the hotel bedrooms at Hotel Martinhal in Portugal. All the rooms were designed by Michael Sodeau and all furniture was produced and installed by Modus.

Aside by Simon Pengelly

15 Apr 2010

Aside Credenza is a standalone, multi-functional piece of furniture designed for domestic and contract use. The modest proportions of the unit take on a multitude of functions and can be used to store, display, serve or present. Its understated aesthetic and detailing have been carefully considered to enhance the space and allow the unit to sit respectively alongside other pieces...

Milan 2010

4 Apr 2010

Despite the massive disruption caused by the volcanic ash cloud, the Milan furniture fair proved a silver lining in contrast to the travel chaos raging around it. Modus revealed its latest collection at the Milan Furniture Fair with an impressive stand designed under the watchful eye of Michael Sodeau.

Very Harris Tweed, Blythswood Square Hotel

11 Feb 2010

New Modus Showroom Opens for London Design festival

1 Sep 2009

Modus are pleased to announce the opening of our new showroom during the London Design Festival. The new space has been designed by Michael Sodeau Partnership who have had a long working relationship with Modus dating back to 2002.