Designed by Ray Wilkes and first introduced in 1976, this playful, eye-catching lounge seating has made a lasting impression.
We’ve updated the essential post-modern design with power and material options. Everything else we’ve kept the same, from its injection-moulded foam cushion construction to its integrated table option.
Scalable and Suitable
Whether you’re looking to inspire collaboration in a casual office setting, make a statement in your living room, or invigorate a student union, Wilkes Modular Sofa Group hits the mark. It comes in a range of configurations, from a single chair to a six-seat sofa, and – the beauty of modularity – you can specify a table instead of a seat unit anywhere along the run. A power option offers additional functionality.
Structured for Comfort
Comfort starts with geometry – specifically the 105-degree angle of the seat and back. Steel brackets that join the seat and back have enough give that each back section can flex independently, providing a surprising level of individual comfort. The final factor? The rounded-edge cushions themselves, likened to the shape of Chiclet gum, which never “puddle” or lose their shape.
For upholstery, you can go full PoMo with bright solids or put an entirely different twist on it with a textile from Maharam. Its distinctive silhouette paired with versatile upholstery options make it adaptable to a wide variety of architectural styles.
Unison is recognised as one of New Zealand market’s leading quality providers of interior commercial furniture and lighting.
Our aim is to provide design led, future proofed, quality, commercial products from world renown suppliers; to help customers create healthy, fun, collaborative, flexible and engaging environments.
We aim to help businesses create a workplace which will:
We view the workplace as an “evolution” and never a one-time event, and recognise the importance of offering flexible quality solutions within a range of products and services, allowing our customer’s investment to evolve along with their business strategy.
With over 25 years of experience in the field and access to the world’s leading products, the team behind Unison bring with them the skills, knowledge and passion to help create spaces that drive productivity and long-term value. Unison works in partnership with you on every aspect of your project from planning through to specifying, delivery and after sales support.
We’ve worked with businesses of all sizes and their A&D firms to understand, plan, design, develop, and build great workplaces.
And we recognise the importance of providing exceptional customer service so at we are focused on operational excellence and an enhanced customer experience.
“Research confirms what we know from common sense: a happy and healthy workplace leads to contented, productive staff, improved attraction and retention, stronger financial performance, faster growth, and an effective competitive edge”.
In Unison with Suppliers
Unison has exclusive distribution agreements in New Zealand with a range of world-leading international furniture manufacturers, so we can provide businesses with the right furnishing solution that best fits their needs.
The team at Unison have many years of experience working with leading suppliers, both locally and internationally. From international manufacturers such as Herman Miller, Walter Knoll, Palau, Howe, Segis, Billiani and Muuto, through to local custom manufacturing solutions.
These manufacturers specialise in their respective niches and produce the best options available in the market, this includes:
Herman Miller – workstations, ergonomic seating, meeting room tables, classic designs – Eames, Nelson.
Walter Knoll – extensive soft-seating range German designed but manufactured in Australia.
Muuto - affordable luxury - a complete collection of Scandinavian furniture and lighting
Palau – World leading manufacturer of collaborative solutions and acoustic booths..
Howe – famous 40/4 chair and elegant demountable boardroom room tables
Segis and Billiani – all offer collections of beautifully designed mixed material products for café and contract spaces.