Clerkenwell Design Week 2012

Modus announces new product launches by Christophe Pillet at this year’s Clerkenwell Design Week

British furniture pioneer Modus is delighted to be part of this year’s Clerkenwell Design Week held from 22 – 24 May. To coincide with the event, Modus will present two new projects by internationally acclaimed French designer Christophe Pillet including the Park Lane sofa and chair plus the Orbital Table.

Park Lane

Park Lane is a stunning new furniture collection, combining elegance with supreme comfort. The range consists of a stylish low sofa with a slim steel frame and brushed chrome legs, which form integral upholstered arm rests. 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.

Orbital Table

A key principle behind Pillet’s design is simplicity, reflected in the new Orbital table which is seamlessly moulded from high gloss GRP. Its sleek contours are designed to match those of the highly acclaimed Orbital chair. This new table with its bold contours and high gloss GRP finish is available in black or white. For the duration of Clerkenwell Design Week all the new pieces will be on display in the Modus showroom in the heart of Clerkenwell.

Pillet in Discussion with Blueprint

To celebrate the official launch of this new collection, Christophe Pillet will be in discussion with Blueprint editor Johnny Tucker at the showroom on Tuesday 22 May. The French-born designer will draw on his experience of working with major manufacturers such as Modus, Cappellini, Driade and Serralunga, to examine the design process from commission, through to concept and completion. The event will start at 6.15 pm and entry will be on a first come, first served basis.


In addition to this, Modus are set to present another fast-paced PechaKucha night on Thursday 24 May. Originally devised by Klein Dytham architects and taking its name from the Japanese term for ‘chit-chat’, Pecha Kucha is based on speakers talking through 20 images for 20 seconds each. These quick fire debates will take place at the Farmiloe Building, one of Clerkenwell Design Week’s central hubs. Expect a stellar line up of design stars taking to the stage to share their passion in a lively, engaging atmosphere.

Clerkenwell Design Week is held between 22-24 May 2012

Modus can be found at 28-29 Great Sutton Street, London, EC1V 0DS  
The Farmiloe Building is located at 34 St John Street, London, EC1M 4AY

Notes to Editor

About Modus 

Established in 2000, Modus Furniture is an award-winning British furniture manufacturer dedicated to producing the very best in contemporary international design. The company works with both internationally acclaimed designers and emerging young talent to produce high quality, covetable pieces for both domestic and contract use. Using the finest manufacturing processes and working with a broad spectrum of materials, Modus is committed to producing inspired, functional pieces of the highest quality.

About Clerkenwell Design Week

Now in its third year, Clerkenwell Design Week is a three-day annual festival celebrating this part of London’s creative richness, its social impact and its power for change. It features a whole host of design disciplines and includes showroom openings and impactful installations.

About Christophe Pillet

Christophe Pillet is a renowned French designer whose work has spanned the fields of product design, interiors and art direction. He set up his studio in 1993, having worked for Italian design greats such as Michele de Lucchi and Martine Bedin. Since then he has worked across the globe on projects as diverse as John Richmond retail spaces, the interiors for the Hotel Sezz in Pars and packaging for L’Oreal, as well as many furniture collaborations with well-known contemporary brands, among them Cappellini, Driade, Zanotta and of course, Modus. His Orbital armchair for Modus was launched in 2008 and the Orbital table is launched in 2012.

About PechaKucha

PechaKucha is a simple presentation format devised by Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham of Klein Dytham Architects. Everyone presenting shows 20 images, each for 20 seconds. The images forward automatically and there is no pause as each presenter talks through what the audience sees. The topic can be anything and typically covers the presenter’s latest creative project or something they’re passionate about. The first ever event was held in Tokyo in 2003 and since then the concept has spread to cities around the globe. Modus is proud to currently hold the guardianship for London.

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