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1963

Two young entrepreneurs came together to create a new business venture. Soon after their initial meeting, a 5,000 square foot factory in Sunderland was equipped with second hand machinery and production started with 5 employees under the name Modern Trends.

1963

The name Be Modern® was incorporated.

1964

Continued expansion leads to purpose-built premises in Western Approach, South Shields.

1970

Be Modern moves into retail sector with acquisition of Academy Crafts selling Kitchen furniture.

1982

Be Modern acquires the Yorkshire based company, Elgin & Hall. The brand has since built up such a reputation for quality and exclusive British furniture, its fireplaces in marble and solid timber can only be bought direct from independent retailers’ showrooms.

2006

Be Modern acquires the Shropshire based company, Broseley, to extend product choice into woodburning stoves.

2009

Be Modern have been designing and making bathroom furniture for nearly 40 of the company’s 50 year history. Our flagship Atlanta collection has maintained an impressive position in the market for 20 years.

2011

The launch of Be: bathrooms, a revolutionary concept which allows customers to create a truly exclusive bathroom from a wide selection of fantastic, beautiful elements.

2013

Opening of million pound purpose built Corporate Group Office and launch of Mallard Bathroom and Bedroom furniture with the stress on style, simplicity and security, and a choice of classic and contemporary looks.

2014

The PRYZM range was developed and launched.

2018

The new FLARE collection is released

2021

The My PRYZM App is developed and released.

2022
2022