Wilkes Modular Sofa
by Herman Miller
designed by Ray Wilkes
Classic, modern, timeless. Designed by Ray Wilkes in 1976, this playful Design packs serious comfort! Steel brackets joining the seat and back allow for independent flex that provides a surprising level of individual comfort. Available in configurations from 1 to 3-seater. The geometry of the 105-degree angle of the seat and back provides a perfect pocket for comfortable sitting.
While working at Herman Miller in the 1970s, designer Ray Wilkes experimented with the (then) new technique of injecting foam into custom-made molds. The result was uniquely shaped, rounded cushions that form Wilkes Modular Seating. Recently, design enthusiasts and vintage collectors have developed a fondness for Wilkes’ fondly dubbed “Chiclet” sofa. This renewed interest inspired Herman Miller to reissue the sofa in 2021.
"Dubbed "Chiclet" due to its rounded-edge cushions that look like the classic gum"
Reintroducing Ray Wilkes Design for Herman Miller 45 years later!
Ray Wilkes pioneered the technology of foam injection in 1974 when he designed the Modular Sofa Group—nicknamed the “Chiclet” for its resemblance to the colorful gum. Equal parts flexible and festive, Herman Miller has just reissued the Chiclet, introducing Ray Wilkes designs to a new generation.
- A playful silhouette that appears to float.
- This postmodern design has been reintroduced in new fabrics and hues.
- Beautifully smooth contours give this piece a fluid, uniform appearance.
- Maharam Nico fabric: 63% wool, 21% polyester, 16% nylon
Building upon its interest in renewable natural fibers and bringing a fresh perspective to classic textiles, Maharam introduced Nico as one of ten new wool collections in 2021. Designed to highlight the aesthetic and performance benefits of wool, Nico is a technical weave that’s smooth to the touch and features a subtle two-color appearance. It boasts Greenguard and Greenguard Gold certifications, which means it helps minimize indoor air pollution.
Content: 63% Wool, 21% Polyester, 16% Nylon
Durability: 100,000 Rubs Martindale Method
Flammability: CAL 117-2013 FR Free
5-Year Herman Miller Warranty
Professional cleaning recommended. Spot-clean with mild spray detergent. Do not use bleach or other harsh chemicals.
- 27.5" h x 85.25" w x 30.75" d