Designed by Ray Wilkes

Wilkes Modular Sofa Group

Front angle view of a Wilkes Modular Sofa Group 3 Seat Sofa in blue.

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.

Front angle view of a Wilkes Modular Sofa Group Chair in grey.

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.

Close up detail view of the side cushion, seat and back of a Wilkes Modular Sofa Group 2 Seat Sofa in blue.

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.

A dark yellow Wilkes Modular Sofa Group Chair faces forward in font of a Wilkes Modular Sofa Group 2 Seat Sofa in red and a Wiles Modular Sofa Group 3 Seat Sofa in blue.

Mod Versatility

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.


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Multiple sizes, configurations and colors of the original Wilkes Modular Sofa Group from 1976.

Design Story

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.

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There’s more to the story of Ray Wilkes and Herman Miller than one famous design.

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