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textile softwall

textile softwall is a freestanding flexible wall which may be shaped in countless curved or linear formations. When stored compressed, the folding wall shrinks to the thickness of a book. From its condensed state, it expands to an impressive 15′ (4.5m) long, or any length between.

the moveable wall can be spontaneously arranged as a room divider and acoustic partition to absorb sound and establish privacy, or to create a striking backdrop for an event or performance. As a modular system, belonging to molo’s larger collection of paper furniture, each softwall + softblock has magnetic end panels that connect these flexible building blocks to create longer partitions and immersive, sculptural installations.

made from layers of textile structured with flexible honeycomb geometry, the walls are a new building material—relinquishing notions of rigid space making in favour of sustainable design to accommodate change over time and to encourage responsible material use.

recognized for elegant design and innovation, softwall is held in the Museum of Modern Art’s permanent collection.

design by Stephanie Forsythe + Todd MacAllen

 

 

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a flexible wall, these folding interior partitions have magnetic end panels and are designed by Stephanie Forsythe and Todd MacAllen for molo.
textile softwall is a flat pack, folding wall. These modern room dividers are translucent acoustic partitions that can be made into any shape

portable folding wall

the honeycomb geometry and soft material allows softwall to flex and curve, creating straight walls or serpentine structures. The walls flat-pack for portability and storage, expanding up to 15′ (4.5m) or any length between.

flexible walls made from paper or textile, softwall is a is freestanding room divider that has magnetic end panels. Connect these acoustic walls to each other or any steel surface.

magnetic connectors

the final layer of softwall + softblock is a magnetic panel that folds on itself for stability, connects multiple walls and blocks to one another, or anchors the elements to ferrous surfaces.

Detail of the charcoal black textile softwall. This folding wall is a freestanding room divider made from a paper like water resistant material.

colour

white textile comes to life when light shines through its delicate pattern of translucent fibres.

black textile softwall has an opaque sheen reminiscent of charred wood that highlights the subtle pattern of its fibres.

custom colours are available by special order.

Detail of modern sliding paper wall by molo. the translucent quality of the water resistant, textile is reminiscent of Japanese washi paper and shoji screens.

material

the textile is made from nonwoven polyethylene. It is UV stable, dust- and tear-resistant, and easily cleaned with soap and water.

textile softwall and its paper sibling are 100% recyclable; both have been welcomed into Google Portico’s catalogue of healthy building materials.

the molo collection of paper furniture includes folding space partitions and these cloud light, paper lamp pendants.

LED

optional LED ribbons wind through the honeycomb cells to transform textile softwall into an expressive, luminous space partition.

A modern sliding paper wall inspired by traditional Japanese shoji screens. The textile softwall by molo is freestanding without any supports or tracks. The translucent material of this room divider is water resistant, tear resistant and fire rated.

felt handle + anchor strip

a white powder coated steel strip anchors the magnetic end panel of softwall to any solid surface. Pairing with a felt handle creates a sliding door evocative of shōji.

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