benchwall begins with a flexible and expandable 18” tall seat that extends into a 6’ tall back. Made from continuous sheets of paper honeycombed together, benchwall presents a unique combination of durability, flexibility, and privacy. The backrest of the bench, the strength of which is belied by the chair’s humble paper material, is surprisingly comfortable. Springy paper pleats, which extend naturally from the interior honeycomb structure, run vertically along the backrest of benchwall and gently contour to the shape and size of those leaning against it. The height of the backrest also provides acoustic absorption, forming an aural partition that keeps conversation private. With a subtle nod to Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s chair and other high backed seating from the early 20th century, benchwall creates comfort and focus through privacy and intimacy within surrounding space. Like molo’s other softseating designs, there is also a beautiful pattern of wear that develops on benchwall as it is used.
The back of benchwall has been designed to connect together perfectly with thinwall partitions via magnetic panels integrated into each end of the designs. The seat of benchwall has been further designed to connect to corresponding sizes of softseating fanning benches. Together, the three designs can be combined and recombined with one another to create continuous environments that offer flexibility, privacy, and acoustic solutions for not only those within the partitioned seating areas, but also those around the exterior of these spaces.
paper benchwall is made from 50% post-consumer pulp, and is available in natural brown, black, and indigo blue. thinwall will also be available in a white textile made from 100% recyclable polyethylene.
benchwall + thinwall belong to molo’s innovative, award winning soft collection of expandable/compressible furniture, lighting, and space partitions created from flexible paper and textile honeycomb structures.