Usable Chairs Made Entirely Out Of Paper [Pics]

Usable Chairs Made Entirely Out Of Paper [Pics]

Design firm Molo turns stationary into furniture, lighting and room dividers.

Leah Gonzalez
  • 17 june 2013

Molo, a Vancouver-based design and production firm founded by Stephanie Forsythe and Todd MacAllen, creates furniture, lighting, and room dividers that are all made of paper.

Molo’s products consist of a unique feature: honeycomb style creases that allow their products to expand up to a hundred times its compressed size. Their products are easy to install and don’t need special tools or hardware. Their furniture can support a great amount of weight.



In an interview with Co.Design, the creators revealed that they started experimenting with paper products  after they graduated from architecture school. They had sold all their tools and were left with just paper in their studio. That’s when they started exploring with flexibility and accordions and with creating useful products from paper.

The firm is focused on the research of materials and finding ways to create and maximize space. Molo also sees their innovative and space-saving products as temporary solutions in the event of natural disasters.

Molo’s pieces have also won several international awards and are constantly featured in several collections and museums, including the Museum of Modern Art.

View more photos of Molo’s paper products below.



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