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softseating fanning stool + bench

softseating stores compressed like a book. It unfurls into a compact paper stool or stretches into a bench. Structured with honeycomb geometry, the seat takes on surprising strength and flexibility. Multiple elements can be stacked to create playful hills, or connected by magnetic end panels to form long, winding benches and creative seating topographies.

paper softseating is held in the Museum of Modern Art’s permanent collection.

design by Stephanie Forsythe + Todd MacAllen




flexible form

an individual element can fan open into a single paper stool or stretch into a bench for up to six people.

a Boxer puppy lounges on a dog bed made from wool felt pad

wool felt pad

each diameter of fanning stool has a corresponding wool felt pad, which may be used as an optional cushion or soft table surface.

portable seats with a convenient carry-bag.

wool felt tote

the two smallest sizes of softseating are available with a convenient felt tote, for whisking the paper seats off to a gallery, garden party or concert.

Waterproof seats on the beach; two surfers use textile softseating to take a rest.


the paper furniture is made from a highly robust blend of new and recycled fibre, coated with a non-toxic fire retardant.

the textile is a durable, nonwoven polyethylene that is water- and tear-resistant. Both materials are 100% recyclable.

Paper stool showing gentle patina from use.


with time and use, the top surface softens and folds into a unique, organic pattern. The crushed facets catch light in a beautiful, variegated way, while the honeycomb geometry of the structure below remains strong and intact.

Each paper seat connects to itself or others via magnetic end panels.

magnetic connectors

magnetic end panels form the last layer of each fanning stool, creating a strong, natural clasp for the seats to connect to themselves or to other modular elements.


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