The hit product at ICFF this year appeared to be Molo’s softwall. This giant flexible wall made out of crenellated paper was on display everywhere. It was prominent not only in Molo’s booth, but surrounding quite a few other companies’ stands as well. The softwall’s appeal is evident ? it is totally flexible in shape and size, and can be transported and set-up anywhere to alter the space of a room at whim. It is translucent, fire retardant, modular (multiple walls can be snapped together), and the delicate honeycomb pattern evokes origami and Japanese paper-craft. Who can argue with the softwall? The two architects behind Molo, Stephanie Forsythe & Todd MacAllen, have a whole line of soft products: softlight, softroom, and even softhousing.

The softhouse project is currently a not-for-profit project, seeking an innovative solution to homelessness. The first installation of the softhouse is planned for a former lodging house on the Bowery in New York City.

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  1. Inhabitat » Molo ... September 24, 2008 at 2:00 am

    […] craft paper. Urchin embodies Molo’s versatile design philosophy and is as adaptable as their paper walls or stacking blocks, allowing the user to lift or push the softlight into any desired position. […]

  2. Natasha Aretha February 27, 2008 at 11:11 am

    I would love to see Molos paper wall in real…the dimesions that can have and the flexybility of the material and the prices…. I am from Athens Greece.. Is peper well available in Greece? and if yes ,where?
    Thank you very much
    Natasha Aretha

  3. imma June 21, 2007 at 5:04 am

    where can we buy this kind of walling/divider and how much? must be expensive.

  4. Loren Yagoda May 16, 2007 at 10:14 am


  5. Inhabitat » MOLO ... May 10, 2007 at 4:10 pm

    […] Designs’ flexible honeycomb paper furniture has been a long time favorite of Inhabitat, starting back when we first discovered them in 2005 at […]

  6. Inhabitat » Blog ... June 21, 2006 at 7:13 pm

    […] Inhabitat loves the work of Molo designers Stephanie Forsythe and Todd MacAllen. Readers will remember us (and the rest of the design community) gushing over their Softwall after this year’s ICFF, at which they won the “Body of Work” award. […]

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