Country of origin
United Kingdom
Year launched

2400 x 855 x h630/330mm

Using the traditional technique of steam pleating, in a new and innovative way gives the Pleats sofa a unique, three dimensional quality to its upholstery. Available as a sofa in two sizes, pleats offers an exciting alternative to public space seating. Produced from CMHR foam over a hardwood frame, with foam seat cushion and available in a wide range of woollen fabrics with powder coated steel base plate. ITEM CODE: PLE001 – Pleats Sofa Small PLE002 – Pleats Sofa Large

Stephen Burks

Stephen Burks and his New York studio, Readymade Projects, have been responsible for creative design direction on projects ranging from retail interiors and events to lighting, furniture and industrial design. He has developed innovative concepts for international brands including Aid To Artisans, Cappellini, Covo, David Design, E&Y, Estee Lauder, Herman Miller, Idee, Missoni, Mogu, Moroso, Triple 5 Soul, Vitra and Zanotta.

He has consistently been the first African-American industrial designer to ever collaborate with these companies. As a lecturer, Stephen has been invited to speak at the Rhode Island School of Design, Parsons School of Design, Pratt Institute and the Beckmans School of Design 1998 international design seminar entitled “Disruption Contents” in Stockholm. In 1997, he was one of fifteen designers invited to host a design workshop at the Ecole Des Beaux Arts de Sainte Etienne in France as part of their first international design biennial in 1998. In 2002, he was also one of the judges of the Student/Concepts category of I.D. Magazine’s 48th Annual International Design Review.

As the international art director for the former Japanese brand Mogu, he designed the Mogu-fied Fun House exhibition in Milan, 2003, the first ever Mogu flagship store in New York, 2003, and the Missoni Mogu Fun Fun exhibition during the Salone del Mobile, 2004.

Established in 2000, Modus is a British company in pursuit of design and manufacturing excellence.