Designed by Ray Wilkes
Wilkes Modular Sofa Group
Reintroducing a classic that’s versatile, inviting, and wickedly self-assured
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 postmodern design with power and material options. Everything else we’ve kept the same, from its injection-molded foam cushion construction to its integrated table option.
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.
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.
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.
Ray Wilkes designs with total simplicity: “It is the philosophy of my life,” he says. He designed the modular seating to be minimalist in spirit if not in shape—its iconic form is made possible by the technology that makes it.
Take a Closer Look
There’s more to the story of Ray Wilkes and Herman Miller than one famous design.