Paul Siebenthal

fabricator

I am the Modus Shop technician, responsible for the fabrication and installation of various furniture and architectural details. I am also a sculptor and artist, and I bring an understanding of blacksmithing and metal fabrication, as well as woodwork and non-traditional materials, to the shop. I respect well-made things that are true to an object’s natural materiality. I have an affinity for composition and quality that compliment the Modus philosophy, and as an artist, I share their love for meaningful design.


As a member of the Modus team, I support the design abilities of the studio and help execute concepts at the highest possible level of quality, as I would in my own work. My art typically deals with historical functional objects and a type of historical rewriting, that allows me to create new histories and encourages new thoughts about contemporary and historical realities. Modus has a more modernist focus in its work, which may impact my artwork formally, or in terms of content. I’m sure the collaboration will be beneficial and generative, as one body of work begins to inform another.