Maison & Objet, Paris
molo présenté à l’espace tendance “Delight”
conception Elizabeth Leriche
4 • 8 September 2009
softwall + softblock is a modular system whereby flexible honeycomb elements of various heights, colours and materials all connect to one another, simply and seamlessly, with concealed magnets to create continuous lengths of wall, stretching as far as your imagination…or stacked vertically like stretchy lego blocks.
softwall + softblock expandable furniture can be used as a medium for shaping the acoustics and light of a space. The cellular structure and vertical pleats that run the course of an expanded softwall serve to dampen sound and the flexible nature of the soft structures allows for acoustics to be tailored to a specific occasion, performance or space.
Translucent or opaque versions of softwall + softblock serve to sculpt the ambient sunlight of a space and flexible ribbons of LED light can be contained within the flowing layers of softwall + softblock, giving a visually delicate luminosity as light passes through the fibres of the textile. Imagine constructing your space with elastic building blocks of light…
“Delight presents the vision of artist and designers with a rare and quiet curiosity. Fragility emerges from the lighting and forms: draped in white, sculpted in paper, another kind of light so subtle it seems to breathe. Other objects highlight the magic of nature: a dandelion plant is ephemeral, becomes the focus of a magical environment. Delicate new motifs to inhabit our homes to make our living spaces and places of poetry.”