Milan April 2013

Modus launch at Edit, Milan

9-14 April 2013
La Pelota, Via Palermo
Brera Design District
20121 Milan

Modus, one of the UKʼs foremost design manufacturers, will be launching new projects including collaboartions with Shin Azumi, Arik Levy, PearsonLloyd, Pengelly Design, Jonathan Prestwich, Christophe Pillet and Michael Sodeau, during salone 2013, at Edit, la pelota. We will also be working with Michael Sodeau to create a private VIP space with apartment 58, a new private members club in London and at Edit.

Geta Sofa by Arik Levy

Arik Levyʼs Geta range includes a sofa and credenza; both take reference from the classic Japanese footwear that incorporates an elevated wooden base. The sofa is a flexible, modular system that is available in two different versions with optional storage arm or plinth. Geta is also available as a single unit armchair or compact sofa. Made with solid oak base, hardwood frame and foam and fibre cushions, Geta offers substantial comfort and a broad scope of seating solutions.

Geta Credenza by Arik Levy

The Geta credenza is a multi-functional unit with open display and door-front options. The three options for the base and top combine with internal units to create a modular storage solution in various configurations for meeting spaces and or residential environments including bedrooms. Geta is available in a range of timbers, veneers and painted lacquers.

Hem Chair by PearsonLloyd

Taking inspiration from tailoring, this soft shell chair is a new design departure for PearsonLloyd, demonstrating an economic use of materials and allowing each part of the chair to be separated and recycled at the end of its life. The upholstery is flat-packed, further reducing its carbon footprint. Hem is fun to use, affordable, lightweight but serious about minimising its environmental impact. Hem is perfect for use in hospitality and workplace projects.

PLC Stool by PearsonLloyd

One of Modusʼ leading products is the PLC chair, also by PearsonLloyd, now with a new addition to the range - a high bar stool. Produced from solid oak or beech with a pressed ply matching seat and backrest. Available in painted beech or oak with optional upholstered seat and/or backrest. For projects, an extensive range of paint finishes, contract fabrics and leathers are available. Applications include hotels, bar, conference and residential.

Norse Chair by Simon Pengelly

Simon Pengelly was keen to explore traditional chair making techniques with his new Norse Chair for Modus. Norse is a contemporary take on a Scandinavian style chair, steam-bent wood is key to the chairʼs production and design. The chair has a light and airy appeal with a distinctive contour; Norse would sit comfortably in either a domestic, hospitality or contract setting.

Meta by Simon Pengelly

Meta, the multi-award winning shelving system for Modus, was Simon Pengellyʼs first design for the company back in 2001. Simon has recently re-engineered a new version that offers greater flexibility. By adding components such as storage boxes, varying height shelves and by offering it in different materials, Meta has metamorphosed into a wholly new piece of furniture.

Hold by Jonathan Prestwich

A range of chairs designed by Jonathan Prestwich and produced with a plywood, ash veneered or painted shell. The shell can be partially upholstered, fully upholstered, or un-upholstered. Available in two shell forms with our without wraparound armrests. Available with tube stacking base, solid ash base or cast aluminium four star swivel base with either castors or glides Hold is a seating solution for home or work place.

Connect by Jonathan Prestwich

The Connect table is an elegant and sleek solution for meeting tables, soft desking and conference areas. The steel framework provides support for the table tops and houses the cable management system. Connect has a choice of materials for tops and legs, solid white or black core laminate top with ash, black or white legs. Connect offers differing dimensions according to application: 1200mm wide for conference and meeting areas and 1500mm for desking solutions to create any length table. Optional accessories include various cable management solutions, data and power ports, CPU holders and privacy panels.

Aerial Table by Shin Azumi

These occasional tables, designed by Shin Azumi, have a simple, sculptural quality that is inspired by the aerial roots of trees. The four legged base is constructed from water-jet cut aluminium then slotted together. The glass top allows the roots to remain visible. Available in two sizes and in a range of anodised colours.

Library by Michael Sodeau

Designed by Michael Sodeau, Library is a high back, compact and enveloping sofa that offers a degree of privacy and an element of noise reduction. It is ideal for break out spaces, hotel lobbies and clubs. Manufactured from cold cure polyurethane foam over a steel frame, Library is available in a wide range of fabrics and leathers.

Orbital by Christophe Pillet

With its bold contours and distinctive mix of materials, the Orbital chair is a confident alternative to traditional reception space seating. Available with a high gloss white or black outer shell and upholstered in fabric or leather in a range of colours. The seamlessly moulded Orbital table compliments the Orbital chair, and is available in either black or white high gloss finishes.


Notes to Editor

About Modus

Modus is an award-winning British brand who design and produce intelligent, functional and inspiring contemporary furniture. Collaborating with a roster of renowned designers, Modus combines technical, material and engineering advances to manufacture and supply an extensive range for commercial, hospitality and residential projects globally. Founded in 2000 by Jon Powell and Ed Richardson, Modus has built its reputation on considered design. Working closely with the A&D community, Modus understands the importance of cultural and market observations and the part they play in developing new designs for different applications. Its integrated approach has quality, sustainability and durability at its core. This, combined with originality, breadth of process and attention to detail, is what makes Modus one of the UKʼs most successful and respected furniture manufacturers.

About Edit

designjunction is central Londonʼs largest destination for contemporary design and culture, held annually during the London Design Festival. This year, designjunction is transporting an edited version of the show to Milan for the worldʼs largest furniture fair in April 2013. Edit by designjunction is set to be a major destination presenting over 30 brands in one location, La Pelota, one of Milanʼs most exciting exhibition spaces in the heart of the Brera District. With creative direction from Michael Sodeau and a pop-up collaboration with Apartment 58 (Londonʼs newest private members club), Edit will host an exciting programme of launches and installations.

Press Preview: 19.00h - 9 April 2013
Address: La Pelota, 10 via Palermo,                                                                                    
Metro: Moscova

designjunction was originally launched at the Milan Furniture Fair in 2011 by co-founders Modus and Deborah Spencer.

  • Aerial, Geta, Geta Sofa (ZIP)
  • Connect, Hem Chair, Hold (ZIP)
  • Library, Meta, Norse (ZIP)
  • Orbital, PLC Stool (ZIP)

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