molo, based in Vancouver, Canada, is a collaborative design and production studio led by Stephanie Forsythe (B.EDS, M.ARCH) and Todd MacAllen (B.FA, B.EDS, M.ARCH).
The molo studio is dedicated to the research of materials and the exploration of space making. As a design and manufacturing company, molo creates and distributes its unique and innovative products to clients around the world.
molo products grow from Forsythe and MacAllen’s architectural explorations. Inspired by the idea that smaller tactile objects have a real potency in the physical experience of space, molo sets out to create objects that define intimate temporal spaces.
Recognized for poetic beauty and pragmatic innovation, molo’s products have received numerous international awards and have been acquired into the collections of museums and galleries worldwide including the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York.
|molo introduces hobo, cloud softlight mobile, indigo and pale yellow softwall + softblock.
molo introduces softshelter · a solution to homelessness caused by disaster.
|molo introduces cloud softlight and cappello.
Aomori Nebuta House (ねぶたの家 ワ・ラッセ) construction is complete
|Construction begins on the Aomori Nebuta House, a museum and living cultural centre in northern Japan designed by molo.
molo introduces modular softwall + softblock system with integrated LED lighting.
molo builds an outdoor public room from snow in Anchorage, Alaska as part of FREEZE, an outdoor exhibition of art and architecture celebrating the North
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molo is further developed into a collaborative design studio having several voices.
|molo is invited as a special guest to exhibit with Ingo Maurer in Milan at Spazio Krizia.
molo creates a special installation at the CAB museum in Burgos, Spain.
The urchin softlight is introduced.
|molo softseating is acquired by the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York for the permanent collection.
textile softseating is introduced.
|molo receives the editor’s award for body of work at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair, New York.
kraft paper softseating, kraft paper softwall, kraft paper softblocks, textile softblocks and love letter light are introduced.
|molo’s paper softwall is acquired by the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, for the permanent collection.
molo wins one of five 2005 INDEX awards for Design to Improve Life, recognizing softwall and the aspirations of softhousing. The awards, each worth 100,000 Euro, are announced in Copenhagen on September 23rd
textile softwall and felt rocks are introduced.
molo is selected as one of five finalists in the MoMA / PS1 Young Architects Competition.
|Stephanie Forsythe, Todd MacAllen and Rob Pasut introduce molo as a design and production studio at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair, New York. The first production-ready pieces of float - the tea lantern and tea cups - are shown alongside prototypes of paper softwall.
molo is awarded a Metropolis magazine NEXT Generation Prize.
molo receives the editor’s award for best new designer at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair, New York.
|Stephanie Forsythe and Todd MacAllen receive the Ronald J. Thom Award for Early Design Achievement from the Canada Council for the Arts.
Forsythe and MacAllen are awarded the Golden Prize for Design Beyond East and West Housing Competition (Korea) for presenting softroom, which displays the preliminary designs for softwall and softseating.
Forsythe and MacAllen present a winning entry in First Step Housing Competition, New York, for their softhousing concept, further developing the potential of softwall and softseating.
Forsythe and MacAllen are awarded first prize in the LighTouch Competition (Singapore), for their design of the softlight concept.
Forsythe and MacAllen present a winning entry in Young Architects Forum Competition: Inhabiting Identity, 2003, organized by The Architectural League of New York.
In late 2003, Stephanie Forsythe, Todd MacAllen and Robert Pasut form molo as a studio that designs, develops, produces and sells products by Forsythe and MacAllen.
Forsythe, MacAllen and Pasut travel to Italy and the Czech Republic in search of a manufacturer for molo’s first line of products – float glassware.
|Stephanie Forsythe and Todd MacAllen receive an ar+d Award from the Architecture Review Magazine · London · UK for their design of float tea lantern and tea cup.
|Stephanie Forsythe and Todd MacAllen win the International Northern Style Housing Competition for a housing project in Aomori, Japan.
Forsythe and MacAllen are short listed in the open international competition for 9/11 Memorial at the Pentagon.
Forsythe and MacAllen are short listed in the open international competition for the Tomihiro Museum of Shi Ga paintings, Azuma, Japan.
Forsythe and MacAllen receive third place in Japan Architects, Central Glass Design Competition, Japan.
Forsythe and MacAllen are finalists in Design 21, an international design award from UNESCO and Felissimo Design House. The award leads to the first prototype for the float tea lantern and cups, the signature pieces of the float collection.
|SStephanie Forsythe and Todd MacAllen receive an ar+d Award from the Architecture Review Magazine · London · UK for the Colorado House – a small house they designed and built together in the Rocky Mountain foothills.
|Stephanie Forsythe and Todd MacAllen begin work together in Architecture school in Halifax. Between their years at school Forsythe and MacAllen design and build three houses and work on projects in The Gambia, Colombia, USA and Canada. To see these houses and the early work of Forsythe + MacAllen please visit www.forsythe-macallen.com
|Todd MacAllen and Robert Pasut set out on a self-made wooden raft to journey along the eastern coast of Galiano Island.