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Pivoting to a new product

Deanna and Stewart Junge and their MOD 5 furniture, which can be reconfigured, accessorized and easily stored.

Deanna and Stewart Junge and their MOD 5 furniture, which can be reconfigured, accessorized and easily stored.

Due to rapidly changing home and work environments, fiVo Design in Andover, Mass. has recently shifted its entire direction with the creation of a new modular furniture line.

Formerly known as Landmark Finish, a custom cabinetry and millwork company of 20 years, fiVo owners Deanna and Stewart Junge decided during the pandemic to pivot their efforts into building clear protection barriers for commercial establishments, and eventually began creating modular furniture that requires no tools or hardware for assembly.

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“It’s been quite a journey this past year. We started prototyping this design back in December of 2020. Since then, we’ve been gathering market feedback and doing some local events here in the Boston area,” says Deanna Junge.

The company’s MOD 5 line features a linear assembly system that works with hooks and slots.

“The whole idea of this really grew out of Covid. We saw so many people working from home and doing remote learning. We really started out with work from home, remote work solutions, so people could stow them away on weekends and not have their family room be their homeschooling center. It’s flat-packed and you can push it under a sofa,” she says.

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“But then as we started playing around with it and started bringing it to different events and hearing what different people had a need for in their own space, we put accessories on it and a butcher block top.”

See video of the MOD 5 line at fivodesign.com.

This article was originally published in the April 2022 issue.

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