As the people worldwide navigate the 'new normal' of social life, elegant and wise design is required in creating healthy and happy spaces that adhere to social distancing practices. During and post lockdown, the partitions became a residential lifeline. With the sudden need for physical distancing and a work-from-home culture, businesses looked out for creating products to carve out productive areas away from acoustic and visual interruptions. Stephanie Forsythe and Todd MacAllen the designers at Molo- the design and production studio, has come up with modern, movable and flexible paper softwall room divider that can 'expands to 100 times its compressed form to become a 15-foot-long, freestanding wall'. Amazing! Isn't it? Read more about this furniture collection at SURFACES REPORTER (SR):
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Sustainable, Fire-Resistant Room Divider
It is an adaptable and sustainable alternative to the uneconomical practices of removing drywall and renovating fixed spaces.
Each of the firm's partitional walls made from the layers of paper structured with flexible honeycomb geometry. These are freestanding space partitions that can be folded or bent with the flexibility to be shaped in any curved or linear formation.
Moreover, they expand and contract like breathing. The room dividers allow people to divide up spaces precisely as they want. They can expand to an impressive 4.5 m or 15" long, or any length between. And when the folding wall is compressed, it shrinks to the thickness of a book.
The material is sourced from the renowned and trusted sources certified by the Forest Stewardship Council and then coated with a non-toxic fire retardant.
How Does it work?
The flexible wall can be quickly arranged as a room divider and acoustic partition to absorb sound and maintain privacy or create a beautiful setting for a performance or an event. It is a part of Molo's extensive paper furniture assortment.
Each softwall + softblock has magnetic end panels that join these flexible building blocks onto hard surfaces, like walls or fences, and then with a corresponding felt handle to form large partitions that look more like sculptural installations. If inspiration comes, one can even create a small home built entirely out of Molo's softwalls.
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The softwalls are available in three different height options: five, six or eight feet with an extra three colour choices.
The ochre brown gives an earthy warmth to the interiors, the bright indigo sofwalls coloured creating rhythms of luminous blues and inky, dark shadows, while the saturated black achieved its darkness from bamboo charcoal ink dyes.
Recognized for innovation and outstanding design, Softwall is held in the Museum of Modern Art's permanent collection.
Designers: Stephanie Forsythe + Todd MacAllen
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