Milan April 2011

Press Release

Premier UK furniture manufacturer Modus presents their latest collection at the Milan Furniture Fair

Award-winning British furniture manufacturer, Modus, will present a selection of their show stopping international design talent at Milan’s Salone Internazionale Del Mobile this April (11-17).

At designjunction, Zegna headquarters on Via Savona, Modus will be displaying work from its stable of renowned designers, including new designs by Monica Förster, PearsonLloyd, Kirsty Whyte, Michael Sodeau and Clåesson Koivisto Rune.

The collection will include:

Part Sofa by PearsonLloyd

A simple and uncomplicated sofa and lounge chair range, the Part Sofas modular components makes it easy to specify and configure. The cubic outer frame is offset by the softer upholstery of the seat and back, emphasising comfort, whilst remaining calm and neutral.  Available as a chair, 2 seater and 3 seater, Part can be upholstered to the floor or supplied with turned timber or steel legs.

Gecko by Clåesson Koivisto Rune

A fine example of the multi-disciplinary talents of Scandinavian design partnership Clåesson Koivisto Rune (CKR), Gecko is a collection of bistro, meeting, coffee and occasional tables. Available in a range of powder coated finishes or chrome, the coloured ColorCore® by Formica Group tops are available as softened squares and rectangles or circular shapes, while the laser cut steel foot spreads out to look like the footpad of a gecko, hence the name. The foot is adjustable with serrated edges providing grip as well as a strong visual detail

Palais by Michael Sodeau

A simple profiled sofa with a panelled detail to the front and polished tubular stainless steel leg frame. The foam and
feather cushions also have the same panelled detail, allowing for a contrasting fabric to be used. The sofa also comes with a straight stainless steel leg option, which when used with a solid fabric colour gives a more restrained feel. The angled arm/back profile give comfort and support and enable the sofa to be used as a system when combined with a chaise.

Noughts and Crosses by Michael Sodeau

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.

Drew by Kirsty Whyte

The Drew range comprises a meeting table, a coat stand and high and low occasional tables with steel rod. Their striking geometric form gives the effect of an optical illusion. All pieces in the range have bases available in three powder coated finishes with glass or solid tops available for the tables.

Dune by Monica Förster

An extension to the Dune chair range by renowned Swedish designer Monica Förster. A fine expression of her strong sense of pure form combined with a curiosity for new materials and technology, Dune chair is produced from cold cure polyurethane foam over a steel frame. The upholstered seat has a separate internal foam cushion and optional distinctive stitching detail. The new addition to the line-up includes a timber base but the chair is also available with chrome ski legs or 4-star chrome swivel base.

PLC Lounge and PLC Table by Pearson Lloyd

A marriage of simplicity and refinement, the new PLC lounge chair has been created by celebrated designers PearsonLloyd. Its low seat and oversized backrest differentiate it in style from the PLC dining chair (launched in 2010) and allow it to work effortlessly in either residential or commercial spaces. The collection is available in an oak or beech painted frame, with either a colour matched or upholstered seat and backrest.  Complementing the PLC lounge is the matching PLC coffee and dining table available with a solid oak frame and compact laminate top. 

StickingSticks by Kawamura Ganjavian

Our everyday environments - offices, living rooms, waiting lounges, restaurants - often require flexible and permeable separations that generate privacy without compromising spatial generosity. StickingSticks is a modular partition system that consists of a kit of tubes of different lenghts that are wrapped in strips of Velcro. The versatility to connect the tubes allows an intuitive and quick use of it to create ephemeral room divisions, garden pergolas and small stands. StickingSticks is a product designed in collaboration with the company Velcro.

Modus at designjunction, Zegna headquarters on Via Savona 56a, Zona Tortona, Milan
Press Preview: Monday 11 April 3pm – 8pm
Open daily 10am – 8pm

Notes to Editors:

About Modus  Furniture

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.

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About designjunction

Situated in the heart of Zona Tortona on Via Savona, designjunction will bring together the UK’s most exclusive, high-end furniture, lighting and accessory brands including Modus, Benchmark, Innermost, Channels, Beau McClellan, Anglepoise, Anything, Melin Tregwynt, Race, Roll & Hill, Wedgewood and + Stone. 

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