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Cream Chord modular sofa arranged as a corner sofa in a timber interior

Ten modular furniture designs that adapt to any interior space

Dezeen Showroom: from a curving sofa informed by the shape of millipedes to a continuous workplace furniture design that combines seating with desk space and shelving, 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 various ways to suit their space limitations and needs.

Here, we have listed a selection of contemporary modular designs, including sofas, tables, lighting and shelving that can adapt to any space.

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

Cream and green Chord sofa modules arranged in two corner sofas in a timber interior

Chord sofa by Part & Whole

Chord is a modular sofa made from three elements: a corner piece, a flat back piece and a backless ottoman, which can be configured freely to create bespoke seating.

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

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Longo seating with green seat 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 cushioned seats with desks, cabinets, shelves and acoustic panels to create adaptable workplace furniture layouts.

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

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

Big 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 metres long and two metres wide.

The table is designed for dining, working or meetings and is customisable with cable compartments and wood or steel legs at various heights.

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Nastro System modular lighting on a teal wall

Nastro System lighting by Studiopepe for Tooy

The Nastro System lighting collection features cylindrical spotlights and lengths of aluminium embedded 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 suspended or wall-mounted to create dynamic lighting arrangements.

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RUT modular seating with table element in a timber living room interior

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

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

Upholstered corner modules, backless modules and modules with backrests are assembled with planks of solid oak wood in near-endless configurations atop 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 tabletops 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 customised with integrated LED lighting, power outlets and sun shades.

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

Solaria modular sofa by Ludovica + Roberto Palomba for Poltrona Frau

Created by design 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 corner variations by adding back and armrests.

The padded seats have removable covers designed to withstand different weather conditions, and the sofa's back and armrests are covered with a handmade rope weave.

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Three Frequence modular shelf elements arranged as a display

Fréquence shelf by Jean Couvreur presented at Maison&Objet

Designed by Jean Couvreur, Fréquence is a minimalist shelf made up of geometric modules that users can combine in different ways to suit the rooms it is placed in.

Made from aluminium 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 curving round a wall

Worm by Clap Studio for Missana

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

The bench includes three modules – an end module, a straight module and a curved module – that combine in an infinite number of curved seating configurations.

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Black Shelved Modular Furniture used as a wall separator in a living room

Shelved Modular Furniture by Shelved

The Shelved Modular Furniture system by British brand Shelved is made from a customisable metal framework and melamine particle board panels that come in multiple finishes.

The design is available in various pre-made modular set-ups that users can choose from, including TV units, sideboards, display shelving and home office arrangements. Alternatively, users can customise pre-made designs or create their own arrangement of modules using an online 3D product configurator.

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