31 years of


Founding of Modern Space in Los Angeles

Having moved from the UK to Los Angeles, our founder Jonathan Dickinson used his engineering background to launch a business that manufactured millwork for commercial spaces and speaker cases for sound equipment brands. From various millwork projects, the company’s focus evolved over time towards retail interior – paving the way for what was to become the Modern Space of today.


Opening of our manufacturing facility in Shanghai

With the further opening of the Chinese economy to foreign companies, and having traveled on business regularly to China in the early 2000’s, Jonathan saw an opportunity to produce at lower cost and acquired a manufacturing facility in Shanghai.


Modern Space moves into current manufacturing facility in Shanghai

As we continued to expand work in the APAC region, we soon outgrew our initial facility and moved into our current manufacturing facility in Shanghai. This 30,000 m2 facility includes production, warehousing and offices. With high-end machinery and a green technology paint facility, it enables us to offer premium quality interior while also operating in an environmentally friendly way.


Modern Space USA moves into current manufacturing facility

Following continued growth in our business in the USA, we opened our current manufacturing facility in Ontario, California. With 15,000 m2 of manufacturing, warehousing and office space, it supports domestic projects across the USA.


Modern Space Field service program is founded

In response to an increasing number of requests from our customers to support them on-site, we launched our dedicated field services team. Our ability to support our customers with a variety of field services is further enhanced through the use of specialized software programs.


Opening of our Europe office

To provide location implementation and warehousing for our customers with rollout in EMEIA region, we opened our EMEIA office in Haarlem, the Netherlands. Since then, our warehousing facility and project team have both grown, further expanding our presence and enhancing our offering in the European market.

2014 – 2019

Continued global expansion: opening of our local offices in Moscow, Mumbai, Singapore and Tokyo.

We serve our customers wherever their projects take them. For this reason, Modern Space has continued to expand globally, opening project offices to provide local expertise and support in Russia, India, Singapore and Japan.


Looking to the future…

As we continue to realize a wide range of projects for the best brands in the world, we are always on the lookout for new ways to improve our business and global presence – from innovative partnerships to added support services.