If we could live in a world surrounded by paper, we’d rush to the head of the queue and shout “Sign me up.” And thanks to a small Vancouver company called Molo, we can at least start with paper furnishings.
Inspired by the empty studio founders Stephanie Forsythe and Todd MacAllen faced after graduating from architecture school, Molo furniture includes soft seating, lighting and sculptural room dividers, all of it made from paper. Thanks to its unique, accordion-like honeycomb creases, Molo furniture is incredibly resilient, and can expand to 100 times its compressed size.
According to FastCo.Design, the pair behind Molo are now turning their sights to creating walls or temporary living quarters for disaster areas. “When we’re designing something, we often don’t know where it’s going to end up,” says Forsythe. “It’s often just an exploration.”