The creative minds at molo have been wowing audiences at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York for years with their innovative paper furniture, room dividers and building blocks. This year, designers Stephanie Forsythe and Todd MacAllen and the molo team created experimental prototypes with the ability to turn their paper softblock room dividers into speakers. The sound system did not use traditional speakers but instead seamlessly integrated transducers, which sonically activated the paper layers making up the structure of the expandable and flexible partition system.
Although the system is purely experimental at this point, molo plans to eventually make the unique sound system commercially available.
The system debuted at the ICFF last month, with sound artist Ethan Rose creating a 16-channel composition that drew from a range of musical and “paper sounds” to serve as a soundtrack within the environment. The indigo color of the 12-foot-tall paper room played off the new standard color for molo’s collection of soft paper walls, blocks and seating.
(Images courtesy of molo)