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"grotta di carta" · Temporary Museum for New Design 2011 | 11/02/09

carta grotta 01 "grotta di carta" · Temporary Museum for New Design 2011 | 11/02/09

molo’s exhibit at The Temporary Museum for New Design 2011 will show the studio’s continued exploration of innovative, lightweight, flexible building systems made from paper and textile space dividers, flexible furniture and lighting.

carta grotta 02 "grotta di carta" · Temporary Museum for New Design 2011 | 11/02/09

The “grotta di carta”, a series of natural brown paper caves, constructed from stacked columns of flexible paper blocks (part of molo’s family of modular partitions – softwall + softblock modular system), will demonstrate a relatively simple yet ingenious method of construction recently developed. Made entirely of recycled paper, the paper caves will reach a height of 3.5 meters and consist of a series of layered geomorphic spaces.

carta grotta 03 "grotta di carta" · Temporary Museum for New Design 2011 | 11/02/09

carta grotta 04 "grotta di carta" · Temporary Museum for New Design 2011 | 11/02/09

The large, experiential installation will also be a physical representation of molostore.com with parts of the exhibit showing multiples of molostore exclusive products inspired by the launch of molostore. For the duration of the show, everything will be available to purchase!

carta grotta 05 "grotta di carta" · Temporary Museum for New Design 2011 | 11/02/09

carta grotta 06 "grotta di carta" · Temporary Museum for New Design 2011 | 11/02/09

Taking inspiration from the wondrous mobile constructions of Alexander Calder, a mobile of luminous paper clouds will be suspended, moving with a gentle buoyancy in the air currents overhead. The mobile structure will allow for a broad canopy of cloud forms, hung from a single point, to provide light and a sense of intimate enclosure.

cloud mobile 01 "grotta di carta" · Temporary Museum for New Design 2011 | 11/02/09

cloud softlight pendants were first introduced in April 2010 at “Innovation + Imagination”, Face to Superstudio, and were internally illuminated with daylight white (4800K) LED. During Milan design week, April 2011, we will show the warm white version of cloud (3300K) for the first time and a new generation of brighter LED technology.

cloud mobile 02 "grotta di carta" · Temporary Museum for New Design 2011 | 11/02/09

molo will also formally introduce hobo felt bag – this line will also include a new type of lamp!

felt bag 04 "grotta di carta" · Temporary Museum for New Design 2011 | 11/02/09

felt bag 05 "grotta di carta" · Temporary Museum for New Design 2011 | 11/02/09

This natural felted wool bag is perfect for day-to-day use and is available in natural heathered grey or black. The elliptical base transitions to meet in a straight line at the bag’s opening which fastens with hidden magnets. This geometry creates a generous three-dimensional volume that is both visually unique and practical in its capacity. The bag’s durable construction and sturdy but soft material allows it to be used for carrying a heavy load of books, groceries, or as a carry-all day bag. felt bag can be comfortably carried over-the-shoulder or used as a handbag. Use the pocket inside to smaller items such as phone and pens.

felt bag 01 "grotta di carta" · Temporary Museum for New Design 2011 | 11/02/09
hobo felt bag · natural heathered gray

felt bag 02 "grotta di carta" · Temporary Museum for New Design 2011 | 11/02/09
hobo felt bag · black

felt bag 03 "grotta di carta" · Temporary Museum for New Design 2011 | 11/02/09