Molo Expands the Ranks of Softwall with Integrated LEDs

It seems that LEDs are being integrated all around us. Whether as a temp. control indicator for a faucet (Aquaspot), a supple and curvaceous suspension lamp (Goalight), or innovative use for a spent ink cartridge (LowellAndLouise Lights), these diminutive spots of light are efficient and easy—their low operating temps and long life make them attractive in multiple applications. No wonder they’re Molo’s material of choice for the recent updating of a recent classic: the Molo softwall. Molo softwall + softblock modular system + LED lighting is the auspicious accumulation of previous efforts directed towards a single objective: the enticing illumination of the softwall system.

softwall + softblock modular system + LED lighting. Designed by Molo.

A New Enlightenment for Portable Partitions

For a refresher on softwall, take a look at Jenny’s earlier post about the tactile delights and vaunted versatility of this system of movable walls. Therein you’ll find the gist that softwall is an expanding honeycomb structure made of paper and non-woven textiles. The walls appear as if by magic or sleight of hand from a modest thickness of about 2” to partitions as long as 16.5’, as high as 10’. The secret is in the honeycomb structure, which deeds incredible compressive properties to softwall and which unfurls, accordion-like, into vast expanses of silken enclaves, formed and formable to satisfy your whims.

Molo Expands the Ranks of Softwall with Integrated LEDs
Molo Expands the Ranks of Softwall with Integrated LEDs
Molo Expands the Ranks of Softwall with Integrated LEDs
Molo Expands the Ranks of Softwall with Integrated LEDs

With the latest addition of the integrated LEDs, softwall transforms from a daylight activity into “an amazing source of light... the luminous version of softwall + softblock emphasizes the visual delicacy of the textile fibre making the expansion, contraction and fluid movement of soft all the more magical.” It also expands the uses of softwall several-fold. Beyond the typical partition, the product now becomes an indispensable player in product display, exhibition mise en scene, and the wavering tides of domestic ambiance. In fact, softwall + LED’s synthesis of portability and aesthetic allure may have you folding it into your valise and taking it with you to the office, where you can wall yourself in, turn off the lights, and escape the pressures of the daytime world.

Posted March 9, 2011 by Joseph Starr

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