Ten Modular Furniture Designs That Fit Any Interior Space

Dezeen Showroom: from a curved couch inspired by the shape of centipedes to a continuous work furniture design that combines seating with desk space and shelves, here are 10 of the latest modular furniture designs featured on Dezeen Showroom.

Modular furniture refers to designs made up of pre-made modules that users can combine in different ways depending on their space constraints and needs.

Here we have listed a selection of contemporary modular designs including sofas, tables, light fixtures and shelves that can fit any space.

Read on to see the latest modular furniture designs featured on Dezeen Showroom:


Part & Whole Chord Sofa

Chord is a modular sofa made up of three elements: a corner piece, a flat backrest and a backless pouf, which can be freely configured to create tailor-made seats.

Created by designers Nathan Martell and Steve Suchy for Canadian brand Part & Whole, the sofa has a low profile and quilted finish that draws inspiration from 1970s furniture design.

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Longo chairs with green cushions in a large white office space

Longo seating system by Ramos & Bassols for Actiu

Created by designers Ramos & Bassols for Spanish brand Actiu, the Longo seating system combines upholstered seating with desks, cabinets, shelving and acoustic panels to create adaptable work furniture layouts.

The modular system has a visually light structure designed to adapt to private offices, shared workspaces and meeting rooms.

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Large modular table by De Vorm with green steel legs and green bar stools

Large modular table system by De Vorm

Big is a modular table system designed by Dutch design brand De Vorm that can form custom tables up to ten meters long and two meters wide.

The table is designed for meals, work or meetings and is customizable with cable compartments and wooden or steel legs at different heights.

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Nastro System modular lighting on a teal blue wall

Nastro System Lighting by Studiopepe for Tooy

The Nastro System lighting collection includes cylindrical spotlights and aluminum lengths encrusted with LED strips designed to flow around the architecture of the interior space.

Designed by Studiopepe for Italian lighting brand Tooy, the cylindrical and metal strip modules can be hung or wall mounted to create dynamic lighting arrangements.

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RUT modular seats with table element in wooden living room interior

RUT seating system by Thomas Bernstrand and Stefan Borselius for Blå Station

Characterized by its square seating modules, designers Thomas Bernstrand and Stefan Borselius created the RUT sofa system for Blå Station to be a relaxed and inviting place to sit.

The upholstered corner modules, the modules without backrest and the modules with backrest are assembled with solid oak wood planks in almost endless configurations on an industrial base.

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AMAi outdoor modular table with roof

AMAi modular table by Dirk Wynants for Extremis

The AMAi modular table has long, height-adjustable tops supported between A-frames, designed by Flemish designer Dirk Wynants for Extremis.

Suitable for indoor and outdoor use, each table section seats up to eight people and can be customized with integrated LED lighting, power outlets and sun shades.

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Solaria modular sofa in a corner arrangement outdoors on a red carpet

Solaria modular sofa by Ludovica + Roberto Palomba for Poltrona Frau

Created by designer duo Ludovica + Roberto Palomba for Italian furniture brand Poltrona Frau, the Solaria outdoor sofa is made up of modules that users can arrange in straight or angled variants by adding a backrest and armrests.

The upholstered seats have removable covers designed to withstand varying weather conditions, and the backrest and armrests of the sofa are covered in a handmade rope weave.

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Three Frequency modular shelving units arranged as a display

Jean Couvreur’s Frequency shelf presented at Maison&Objet

Designed by Jean Couvreur, Frequency is a minimalist shelf composed of geometric modules that users can combine in different ways depending on the rooms in which it is placed.

Crafted from aluminum for an industrial look, the shelf can be used as a small bookcase or a large room divider.

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Green Worm sofa bent around a wall

Ver by Clap Studio for Missana

Inspired by the shape of centipedes, Worm is a modular sofa with a playful design created by the Valencian studio Clap Studio for the Spanish furniture brand Missana.

The bench comprises three modules – an end module, a straight module and a curved module – which combine into an infinite number of curved seating configurations.

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Modular cabinet with black shelves used as a wall divider in a living room

Shelving Modular Furniture by Shelved

The Shelved Modular Furniture system from the British brand Shelved is made up of a customizable metal frame and melamine-faced particleboard that comes in several finishes.

The design is available in various prefabricated modular configurations for users to choose from, including TV units, sideboards, display shelves, and home office arrangements. Alternatively, users can customize predefined designs or create their own arrangement of modules using an online 3D product configurator.

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