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While a typical two or three-seater couch has its benefits, it’s in the ability to change and adapt where its modular counterpart raises the bar. Sometimes modular options are a necessity because of available space but often they’re sought out, and have been for more than half a century.

“Modular units are not a trend; they stay in style year on year and have been around since the 1950s,” creative director and interior designer Ann-Marie Appleton of Frobisher says. “The unparalleled beauty of modular units is the ability to work with various individual elements to create a wealth of combinations in one space,” she says. “This freedom can help make better use of spaces such as being able to incorporate seating into wasted corners of a room.”

The classic U-shape and L-shape layouts remain popular, but for those who own modular units, there’s no need to stick to one layout and the ability is there to completely change the layout and look of a room by manipulating the units to suit.

While a typical two or three-seater couch has its benefits, it’s in the ability to change and adapt where its modular counterpart raises the bar. Sometimes modular options are a necessity because of available space but often they’re sought out, and have been for more than half a century.

“Modular units are not a trend; they stay in style year on year and have been around since the 1950s,” creative director and interior designer Ann-Marie Appleton of Frobisher says. “The unparalleled beauty of modular units is the ability to work with various individual elements to create a wealth of combinations in one space,” she says. “This freedom can help make better use of spaces such as being able to incorporate seating into wasted corners of a room.”

The classic U-shape and L-shape layouts remain popular, but for those who own modular units, there’s no need to stick to one layout and the ability is there to completely change the layout and look of a room by manipulating the units to suit.

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“Modular units are also a great way to maximise use of space. While it sounds a bit counterintuitive, often, if you have a small corner of the living room, for example, sometimes going with the largest piece of furniture possible can actually make it feel bigger. That’s because a generously sized modular unit is comfortable and able to seat a few people but because it reads as one piece it makes the room feel uncluttered and more spacious. Often, a modern modular with clean, straight lines works better in a small space than an overstuffed version.”

 

“Modular units are also a great way to maximise use of space. While it sounds a bit counterintuitive, often, if you have a small corner of the living room, for example, sometimes going with the largest piece of furniture possible can actually make it feel bigger. That’s because a generously sized modular unit is comfortable and able to seat a few people but because it reads as one piece it makes the room feel uncluttered and more spacious. Often, a modern modular with clean, straight lines works better in a small space than an overstuffed version.”

 

For Frobisher, who have been operating in the spatial and interior design space for more than 20 years, modular units are one of their favourite styles to work with. They’re the exclusive stockist of Rolf Benz sofas in New Zealand and it was one of the Rolf Benz modular designs that caught their attention. Known as the NUVOLA, this piece is in fact the sum of many parts, giving homeowners the ability to change their living spaces whenever they wish to.

For Frobisher, who have been operating in the spatial and interior design space for more than 20 years, modular units are one of their favourite styles to work with. They’re the exclusive stockist of Rolf Benz sofas in New Zealand and it was one of the Rolf Benz modular designs that caught their attention. Known as the NUVOLA, this piece is in fact the sum of many parts, giving homeowners the ability to change their living spaces whenever they wish to.

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Each individual element in the modular range can be joined together or free standing, with seating elements available in various sizes, with and without armrests, and with backless ottomans. “What it means is floorplans can be rearranged and brightened up at any time allowing for flexible living spaces that will adapt and change over time,” Ann-Marie says.

“At the end of the day, it’s only on the sofa where we truly unwind, shed the stress of the day, feel at home with ourselves and really slow down. This is what Rolf Benz is about. For more than half a century, they’ve been enticing people to dream, to doze, to relax, put their feet up, stretch out, collect their thoughts, chill out, ruminate or simply have a nap.” Rolf Benz’ NUVOLA won a 2018 German Design Award for its pioneering contribution to design. First launched in 2016, NUVOLA has become one of Rolf Benz’ best-selling products worldwide.

Get in touch with Frobisher on ArchiPro here to peruse some of their award-winning modular seating units.

 

Each individual element in the modular range can be joined together or free standing, with seating elements available in various sizes, with and without armrests, and with backless ottomans. “What it means is floorplans can be rearranged and brightened up at any time allowing for flexible living spaces that will adapt and change over time,” Ann-Marie says.

“At the end of the day, it’s only on the sofa where we truly unwind, shed the stress of the day, feel at home with ourselves and really slow down. This is what Rolf Benz is about. For more than half a century, they’ve been enticing people to dream, to doze, to relax, put their feet up, stretch out, collect their thoughts, chill out, ruminate or simply have a nap.” Rolf Benz’ NUVOLA won a 2018 German Design Award for its pioneering contribution to design. First launched in 2016, NUVOLA has become one of Rolf Benz’ best-selling products worldwide.

Get in touch with Frobisher on ArchiPro here to peruse some of their award-winning modular seating units.

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