Published on : Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Last week found molo in New York taking in the sights, visiting clients, and releasing new designs at ICFF 2015 within paper installation designed by molo founders/designers Stephanie Forsythe + Todd MacAllen.
The impressive space, made entirely of paper, rose to a height of 15′ (4.5m), drawing visitors’ gaze upwards towards a canopy of softlighting. Cutaway sections of the tall perimeter revealed interesting nooks that incorporated seating, in the form of molo’s benchwall, and display space.
A round ring-shaped table, made by magnetically joining cantilever paper tables in series encouraged impromptu meetings throughout the show. Beverages served in molo’s float tea lantern + teacups gave the space a warm, home-like feeling and acted as a catalyst for stimulating conversation and creative thought around the table.
The tabletop itself is a new accessory designed by Forsythe + MacAllen made specifically for use with modularly connected cantilever paper tables. Custom-made from Corian, a set of six smooth, white tabletop wedges connect into a variety of shapes, echoing the flexibility of the paper honeycomb table. Guests worked with scale models of the tabletop wedges discovering the endless permutations that exist.
A freestanding white textile softwall partition curving through the installation created a second, more intimate meeting and sketching space. The quiet corner attracted meditative and collaborative thinkers who used molo’s paper sketching circles as a surface for shared drawings. The paper sketching circles pivot around a new borosilicate glass pencil holder that sits in the centre of paper cantilever table. Both accessories are now available.
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