Journal

Product

Continuing at the Edge

2 Jun 2017

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‘The interaction between people, product and place – and how a product or system can affect our behaviour – lies at the heart of our practice.’ It is this self-declared mantra that sits as a core principle of PearsonLloyd’s approach and one that was applied to the development of Edge, the flexible desking system from Modus.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Sir Kenneth and Jack's Story

4 Sep 2014

Kenneth Grange and Jack Smith’s first collaboration was the April sofa. Now, as they present Apriletta, they talk working together, what’s changed, what they have in common and why they like working with Modus.

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...

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.

Modus at EDIT, Milan 2014

22 Apr 2014

EDIT by Designjunction 2014 was set against the historic backdrop of Palazzo Morando, in the heart of Milan's fashion district. At the show, we launched our 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.

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.

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.

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...

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.

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 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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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...