Molo Softwall + Softblock Modular System Now Available in Any Pantone Colour

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Canadian design studio’s award winning contemporary partition system now available in any colour in the Pantone universe thanks to a new printing process.

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yellow textile molo softwall flexible room divider

This application provides a way to temporarily change the mood of a space without the fatigue that comes with permanent application of colour.

As part of molo’s continuing exploration of flexible walls and temporal space making, the company announced today that its textile softwall + softblock modular system of flexible, free-standing space dividers can now be produced in any Pantone colour. The printing method used to apply the new colours allows the textile material to retain its translucency while enhancing the quality of light transmitting from behind or within the contemporary partition system.

The colour is printed directly on the textile as acrylic ink with a transparency that draws attention to the delicate pattern of the material’s fibres. molo now has the ability to offer textile softwall to customers in any Pantone colour using this printing method.

Previously, the system was only available in a limited range of neutral colours.

“In creating softwalls + softblocks one of our interests was to easily create gentle and beautiful backdrops. Neutral colours like white, brown and black are suitable for this. Recently we have been studying how colour can be integrally applied to the walls and blocks as we are interested in the possibility of instantly creating a whole room or wall of vibrant glowing colour. This application provides a way to temporarily change the mood of a space without the fatigue that comes with permanent application of colour,” said Todd MacAllen, co-director of the molo studio.

molo’s softwall + softblock modular system is a flexible free-standing partition system that can expand and contract to freely shape more intimate spaces within larger open areas. Recognized for its elegant innovation, softwall + softblock is a part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York.

molo's softwall + softblock modular room divider system has been recognized through several international awards including Denmark's €100,000 Index Award and Dwell magazine's Modern World Award.

molo will collaborate with sound artist Ethan Rose to create a multi sensory installation called "paper music for a blue room" at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York City, open to the general public on May 22nd, 2012. The installation will be constructed from molo’s indigo softblocks.

A similar past design variation of the softwall + softblock modular system has seen the flexible room divider emit glowing light using seamlessly integrated light emitting diodes (LEDs). This product is now produced and available through molo.

molo, based in Vancouver, Canada, is a collaborative design and production studio led by Stephanie Forsythe and Todd MacAllen. Dedicated to an exploration of space making in combination with experiments in manufacturing, materials and structure, the molo studio explores the overlapping realms of art, architecture and design, creating projects as diverse as a museum in Japan, a modular wall system and a tea set.

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