Arcadia’s Flipside Modular Bench Collection Levels Up on Style + Comfort

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05.09.24 | By
Arcadia’s Flipside Modular Bench Collection Levels Up on Style + Comfort

As the spaces we occupy face the need to become exceedingly flexible, exploring modular commercial furniture options makes a lot of sense during the design process. While we’ve always appreciated the versatility and capabilities of the system, a lot of what falls under this category leans toward oversized, overstuffed furniture design. Arcadia’s Flipside modular bench collection is quite possibly the direct opposite, giving center stage to a modern, thin profile with highlighted wood accents on both the seat and backrest ends, as well as the backrest’s exterior. The thoughtfully designed family marks the brand’s second collaboration with designer Gemma Bernal, who previously created the Pirra lounge collection. An appreciation of everyday beauty within her practice and a deep understanding of shape, structure, and craftsmanship can be found in Flipside’s every detail.

Modern pink upholstered modular bench with metal legs in a bright, spacious room with large windows and a city view.

Modern office lounge area with a blue modular sofa, two matching modular benches, a round coffee table, and large windows. decor includes potted plants and neutral colored walls.

Available in two-, three-, and four-unit combinations, as well as standalone and modular configurations, Flipside can rise to the occasion of any space’s needs and look good while doing so. Start small or create larger arrangements by linking individual benches together with 12-inch and 14-inch straight tables, or a 90-degree corner option. The tables are available in white oak veneer, laminate, Corian, and Fenix to keep with Flipside’s sleek aesthetic. Tamper-resistant floor mount hardware is also offered, should the seating need to remain fixed in place.

Modern office lobby with yellow and brown modular sofas, wooden tables, and large windows overlooking a cityscape.

Don’t for a second think that because Flipside looks so good, it skips out on comfort. A supportive passive-flex back and suspension webbing integrated into the seat provide continuous repose for as long as needed. For additional convenience, power units are also available and may be placed under the seat or on tabletops for easy access. In today’s digital-centric society, we can all relate to the fear of a low battery. One more thing to consider, depending on the application, Flipside may also be specified in an equally chic fully upholstered model.

Modern office lobby with green upholstered modular benches, wooden wall panels, and a flowering pink tree in a minimalist style.

Modern waiting area with two black modular benches, wooden-slat wall feature, and abstract artwork.

Whether you’re putting Flipside to use in a corporate, educational, healthcare, hospitality, or retail environment, its smart yet understated design and signature style will add comfort and capability to the space that won’t go unnoticed.

The Flipside modular bench collection will be on display in Arcadia’s permanent showroom located inside the Merchandise Mart in Chicago during NeoCon 2024 and throughout the following year.  To learn more, click here.

Modern office lounge with large windows showcasing mountain views, featuring several modular benches with red cushions and small coffee tables.

Kelly Beall is Director of Branded Content at Design Milk. The Pittsburgh-based writer and designer has had a deep love of art and design for as long as she can remember, from Fashion Plates to MoMA and far beyond. When not searching out the visual arts, she's likely sharing her favorite finds with others. Kelly can also be found tracking down new music, teaching herself to play the ukulele, or on the couch with her three pets – Bebe, Rainey, and Remy. Find her @designcrush on social.