Soft seating - Folding paper stool / bench

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softseating folding paper stool stores compressed like a book.

This paper furniture unfurls into a compact paper stool or low table, or stretches into a long paper bench.
Structured with honeycomb geometry, the foldable seat takes on surprising strength and flexibility. Multiple elements can be stacked to create playful hills and display podiums, or connected by magnetic end panels to form long, winding benches and creative seating topographies.

paper softseating is held in the Museum of Modern Art’s permanent collection.

flexible form

an individual element can fan open into a single paper stool or stretch into a bench for up to six people.

flexible use

the versatile form also functions as a low folding paper table with optional wool felt top or stacks into podiums for display.

wool felt pad

each diameter of fanning stool has a corresponding wool felt pad, which may be used as an optional cushion or soft table surface.

wool felt tote

the two smallest sizes of softseating are available with a convenient felt tote, for whisking the paper seats off to a gallery, garden party or concert.


the brown and blue paper furniture is made from wood harvested from FSC® certified responsible sources and coated with a non-toxic fire retardant.

the textile is a durable, nonwoven polyethylene that is water- and tear-resistant. The white version of the textile is translucent and the aluminum version is micro-coated with the actual metal, creating a lively range of reflected light and shadow. Both materials are 100% recyclable.


with time and use, the top surface softens and folds into a unique, organic pattern. The crushed facets catch light in a beautiful, variegated way, while the honeycomb geometry of the structure below remains strong and intact.

magnetic connectors

magnetic end panels form the last layer of each fanning stool, creating a strong, natural clasp for the seats to connect to themselves or to other modular elements.


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Brand: molo

Founders & Designers of molo products: Stephanie Forsythe and Todd MacAllen

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