Key facts

softwall | tapered
softwall + softblock | tapered softwall
Stephanie Forsythe, Todd MacAllen
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Complementary furniture-Room dividers
Partitions/Space dividers-Space dividers
Modular spaces-Architectural systems


tapered softwall is a freestanding partition that can be expanded and contracted to freely shape intimate space within larger interiors. Utilizing a flexible honeycomb structure that expands, contracts, and flexes, tapered softwall can be opened from 4.5cm (2”) to 4.5m (15’) in length, or smaller dimensions as desired. The elements of the soft collection have been designed to be uniquely shaped for a specific occasion or space, folded away for storage and/or reshaped again in variable and dynamic ways.

tapered softwall is made from 50% post-consumer recycled content and has a warm, earthy appearance. The robust paper is fade-resistant, fire-rated, and 100% recyclable.
Unlike molo’s softwall + softblock modular system, tapered softwall is available in single, standard 1830mm (6’) height.

The tapered profile exposes patterns from the internal honeycomb geometry, giving the tapered softwalls a unique visual expression. The tapered softwall uses less material than the already resource efficient modular softwall and is lighter. Each softwall is flexible in length, opening to a maximum of 4.5 meters (15’) long. tapered softwalls can be joined to other tapered softwalls by the magnetic end panels to create continuous lengths.

Recognized for poetic beauty and pragmatic innovation, softwall + softblock has received numerous international awards and have been acquired into the collections of museums and galleries worldwide including the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York.

tapered softwall belongs to molo’s innovative and award winning soft collection of expandable/compressible furniture, lighting, and space partitions created from flexible paper and textile honeycomb structures.