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Modus HQ

18 Dec 2016

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Last November we moved to our new premises in the beautiful South Somerset countryside, one year on we asked photographer Nick Ballon to visit us and document our environment. Our new catalogue features images from the shoot and includes all our current ranges plus new products for 2016 and a glimpse of our production facilities where traditional upholstery techniques meet...

Wishing a Merry Christmas to one and all

16 Dec 2016

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We would like to thank all our customers and everyone we have been working with for their support and wish everyone a very merry Christmas and a peaceful and prosperous 2017.

New Products 2016

13 Sep 2016

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Our new ranges are crafted from recycled cork, cast aluminum, solid oak and moulded foam and have a particularly tactile quality and sensual appeal: Soft corners, rounded edges and gentle tapers come together with clear cut functionality.

Modus at London Design Festival

13 Sep 2016

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The London Design Festival will see Modus at designjunction in its new, permanent venue at King’s Cross. Exhibiting in Cubitt house, alongside over two hundred leading design brands, Modus will be showing new ranges by Michael Sodeau and Jonathan Prestwich.

Clerkenwell Design Week 2016

12 May 2016

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Modus are back and refreshed from a great show in the halls of Milan at Salone del Mobile. Come along to our showroom during Clerkenwell Design Week and see the new ranges for yourself.

Salone del Mobile – Milan 16

8 Apr 2016

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Modus are pleased to be showing in the halls of Milan again at Salone del Mobile this year and we will be exhibiting our largest presentation to date.As ever, the new product ranges focus on functionality and meticulously distilled form and combine quality of design with manufacturing excellence.

Modus launch recycled cork stool with 10% of profits going to MOVEMENT ON THE GROUND

7 Apr 2016

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MOVEMENT ON THE GROUND is a foundation that responds to the humanitarian crises affecting the men, women and children forced from their homes by climate change, poverty and war.

We Have Moved!

16 Dec 2015

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Having outgrown our old premesis, Modus have now moved to fantastic, purpose built factory which will accommodate our growing team and provide a stimulating environment in the beautiful South Somerset countryside.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the Modus team

16 Dec 2015

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We would like to wish all our customers peace, health and happiness at Christmas and in the coming year.

Modus 2015

16 Dec 2015

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2015 has been a very busy year for us with shows in Milan, New York and London. Our new table system; Edge has gone on to win the prestigious design Guild award and has been shortlisted for both the Blueprint and FX design awards.

New Austrian showroom

20 Oct 2015

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Edge is looking right at home in the fabulous new Buerofreunde showroom coordinated by our Austrian agent, Step2, in Vienna last week. Sitting alongside PearsonLloyd's ever popular PLC chair and Michael Sodeau's new Lily sofa, the Edge table, storage and sofa epitomise Modus' considered approach to design.

Edge table FX Design awards and Blueprint awards

20 Oct 2015

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Modus are proud to announce that Edge has been nominated for both the fx design awards and the Blueprint Awards 2015. Already carrying the coveted Red Dot Design Award, Edge was awarded the Design Guild Mark earlier this year, we are thrilled to be shortlisted for both these awards and can't wait to hear the results.

Clerkenwell Design Week 2015

12 May 2015

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If you missed us in Milan and New York we will be showing our new ranges by Sir Kenneth Grange and SmithMatthias, Claesson Koivisto Rune and Michael Sodeau alongside the new members of our growing Edge family from PearsonLloyd.

Modus invite you to the launch of Edge by PearsonLloyd

8 May 2015

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Modus introduces Edge: A family of tables that spans the divide between workplace and hospitality, between independent table and desking. A table system that parallels the way we work, meet and interact.

Modus in New York

8 May 2015

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Modus are delighted to be returning to New York for NYCxDESIGN 2015.  We will be showing at designjunction edit New York against the fabulous, industrial backdrop of the infamous ArtBeam building in the heart of Chelsea’s premier art district.

Modus in Milan

8 Mar 2015

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This April sees Modus returning to the fairground in Fiera Milan Rho for what promises to be an exceptional show during Salone del Mobile. Modus will be launching a host of exciting new products by Sir Kenneth Grange and Jack Smith, Claesson Koivisto Rune, Michael Sodeau and PearsonLloyd, as well as revealing a fresh colour palette for the PLC range.

Modus to sponsor interior of the year at the upcoming icon awards

11 Nov 2014

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Modus are please to announce they will be sponsoring the interior of the year at the upcoming icon awards.The Icon Awards, Icon Magazine’s annual celebration of the best in architecture and design from Britain and across the world.

Modus complete 3 Peaks Challenge

27 Oct 2014

We are really pleased to announce that our team successfully completed the national 3 peaks challenge on the weekend of the 10th October. The challenge turned out to be a real test of both mental and physical stamina and pushed us all to the limits of our endurance.

Transport for London at Designjunction

17 Sep 2014

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Modus will be providing the furniture for Transport for London's (TfL’s) exclusively designed pop up restaurant at design junction. PLC chairs and tables and Noughts and Crosses tables and stools will all feature in the scheme upholstered in the latest TfL fabrics from Kirkby Design. Created in partnership with the East London Liquor Company and celebrating the year of the...

VIP Lounge at Designjunction

17 Sep 2014

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Modus are proud to be furnishing the VISA VIP lounge at designjunction. Designed by Michael Sodeau, the space will feature a collection of signature pieces including the PLC lounge chair, Orbital table and chair and Sodeau's latest design - the elegant Lily chair. These ranges will sit alongside lighting by Flos, flooring by Bolon and textiles by Kvadrat.

April by Sir Kenneth Grange and Jack Smith

21 Aug 2014

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Modus will be unveiling our first collaboration with Sir Kenneth Grange and Jack Smith - April. An exclusive installation in our Clerkenwell showroom will reveal the new April modular system in all its sculptural versatility and effortless elegance. Launched in Milan, the April sofa is now joined by a complete system of modular components that offer the potential for a...

The Modus Team Prepare For The Three Peaks Challenge

13 Aug 2014

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INTRO / NY

8 May 2014

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We will be showing new products April by Sir Kenneth Grange and Jack Smith and Lily by Michael Sodaeu, along with works by Morph, PearsonLloyd, Magnus Long.

Design Guild Mark Award

1 May 2014

We are delighted to announce this week that we have been awarded the prestigious Design Guild Mark for both the Norse chair and the Library sofa. Now in its seventh year, the Guild Mark rewards excellence in the design of furniture in volume production. The criteria are for excellence in four fields -design,the use of materials, manufacture and function.

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.

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.

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, 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...

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.

Milan 2013

14 Mar 2013

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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.

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.

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.