Modus Enters into a Partnership with Global Furniture Brand Teknion

The investment supports Modus’ international growth plans and expands Teknion’s portfolio of social and collaborative products. The partnership unites two brands each with a distinct design heritage and strong sustainability drive.

Canadian manufacturer Teknion has a history of carefully building strategic partnerships that diversify its product offerings and draw on the unique strengths of its partners. Modus is the first British manufacturer to become a Teknion partner and its manufacturing facility in Somerset enables Teknion to significantly reduce the carbon footprint of its products for the UK and European markets.

Established in 2000, Modus was a leading figure in the British furniture manufacturing renaissance. Having built a formidable portfolio of international designs, Modus went on to forge a reputation as one of the UK’s strongest sustainability voices. Recently certifying as a B Corporation, Modus will continue to operate as an independent company, retaining its own brand and servicing its dealer network whilst expanding its international reach.

“We are really excited about this new venture,” said Modus Managing Director, Jon Powell. “Our companies share an entrepreneurial spirit with a long history of working with some of the world’s leading designers. Design has always been central to our philosophy, and we are very happy to be partnering with a global manufacturer that understands the value of great design.”

“Teknion has a significant global presence, and we expect to see the partnership drive strong growth for Modus”, says Powell. “For Teknion, our portfolio meets the demand for a softer, more inclusive, and collaborative workplace.“

“We are very selective in our strategic partnerships and Modus shares our high standards for design, quality, craft, and sustainability,” says David Feldberg, President and CEO of Teknion. “A passion for design connects Modus to Teknion and their focus on social and collaborative collections makes them a natural fit. It’s exciting to be welcoming Modus into the Teknion family.”

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British furniture brand, Modus, creates furniture with a softer side to support the agile and hybrid work styles of a modern workplace. With an award-winning product portfolio, recognised for its outstanding design, Modus unites a catalogue of international designers with British manufacturing. Quietly cultivating an enviable team of British craftspeople since its inception. Founded by Jon Powell and Ed Richardson in 2000, Modus has headquarters and manufacturing facilities in Somerset and a showroom in the heart of London’s design district. A commitment to understanding and reducing the impact of its furniture has made Modus a leader in sustainable furniture design.


Recognised as a thought leader and innovator, global furniture manufacturer, Teknion, offers an integrated portfolio of furniture for the modern office. Nurturing an internal team of designers and engineers and reaching out to an international roster of acclaimed designers, Teknion pushes the boundaries of design to create an extensive portfolio of award-winning products. Strategic partnerships with a family of curated brands enables Teknion to offer a complete solution for workspaces where people feel, welcome, connected and empowered.