'Pop-Up Generation, Design Between Dimensions' - exhibition view; photo by Tim Eshuis
Pop-up shops, pop-up restaurants, pop-up clubs – the list of this recent phenomenon which continues to sweep across the globe and seems to be lasting longer than the temporary enterprises it designates could go on and on. But it is not only the flash retailing or consuming that ‘Pop-Up Generation, Design Between Dimensions’, the new exhibition curated by the renowned forecaster Lidewij Edelkoort which opened few days ago (13 December) at MOTI, Museum of the Image in Breda, Netherlands, is devoted to. (more…)
'hobo lantern' tyvek bag by molo
Without using names – we all know what kind of effect flashy (maybe golden) press bags can have during Milan’s Design Week. This year the Canadian manufacturer molo will introduce this nice and handy accessory, a tyvek bag with an energy-efficient LED light source glowing through the delicate pattern of translucent fibres. ‘hobo lantern’ will be available on molostore.com on April 12, 2011 – the first day of Design Week in Milan!
'Cappello' by molo
The Canadian manufacturer molo, especially known for its sophisticated paper furniture and room deviders, recently unveiled a new floor lamp. ‘Cappello’ is lit by LED. The lampshade, a paper “cap” – or cappello in Italian – is set upon a cylinder of soft white Carrara marble. The cylinder piece actually comes out of the hole bored through the marble block-shaped base for Arco, the iconic floor lamp designed by the Castiglioni brothers and manufactured by Flos.
'Cloud Softlight' by molo
The Canadian manufacturer molo is specialised in flexible honeycomb structures made from paper and textiles of which they create room deviders, furniture and interior lighting. ‘Cloud Softlight’ is the newest product of the Vancouver based company. It is available in four different sizes and can create a luminous overhead canopy, hung in clusters, tailored to the individual space they are shaping. Light source: LED
'softblock' by molo
molo is a Canadian manufacturer and design studio dedicated to materials research and an exploration of space making. The paper room devider ‘Softblock’ designed by Stephanie Forsythe and Todd MacAllen exemplifies molo´s ideas of intimate, temporal space making and the original thinking behind all their products.
With LED application
The elements of the soft collection have been designed to be used and reused in variable and dynamic ways; replacing the need for more costly, inflexible alternatives of partitioning and arranging space. Despite being made from the light weight materials of paper and non-woven textiles, the honeycomb geometry lends these structures high strength and flexible resilience with an economy of material resource.
‘softwall’ and ‘softblock’ modular system consists of building blocks and free standing partition walls in a variety of sizes, two materials and three colours. All elements in the ‘softwall’ and ‘softblock’ modular system connect together with concealed magnets in an almost seamless way with the vertical joints blending with the rhythm of the vertically pleated structures.
'softwall' and 'Softblock' by molo
‘softwall’ and ‘softblock’ further provides a medium for shaping acoustics and light within a space. The cellular structure and vertical pleats that run the course of an expanded wall serve to dampen sound while translucent or opaque versions of softwall can sculpt the light of a space.
Recognized for its poetic and pragmatic beauty and innovation, ‘softwall’ and ‘softseating’ have been acquired by several museums, including the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.
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