Design Guild Mark Award
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.

The Norse chair, designed by Modus long term Modus collaborator Simon Pengelly, is a contemporary take on a Scandinavian style chair, with a light feel and a distinctive contour. Born from Simon’s desire to explore traditional chair making techniques, flavoured with a modern aesthetic, the chair is produced from solid steam bent ash or oak. The elliptical legs and arms connect with a pressed ply backrest and seat with optional upholstery pad. As well as ash or oak the chair can be specified in a range of paint colours.

The Library sofa, designed by Michael Sodeau, is a sculptural, high back sofa ideal for private spaces and reducing acoustics. Manufactured from cold cure polyurethane foam over a steel frame on a ply base, there is a separate, drop in cold cure seat. A powder coated steel plinth protrudes from the rear of the sofa. Library is available in a wide range of fabrics and leathers.

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