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June 3, 2008

Molo Chair

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Sara Lin, in a May 30, 2008 Wall Street Journal article, wrote, "Stephanie Forsythe and Todd MacAllen were living and working in a one-room studio in Vancouver, Canada, when they came up with the collapsible Molo chair. It's available in several sizes and materials, including white polyethylene, and starts at $170. The brown version (shown), made of 50% recycled cardboard, develops a crushed-down patina as it ages — which may not be to everyone's taste. 'We genuinely feel it gains character and beauty with use over time,' Ms. Forsythe says."

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Continued Lin, "It took Stephanie Forsythe a year to figure out the right mix of new and recycled materials for her cylindrical Molo stools. She tried making the collapsible pieces exclusively with recycled cardboard but after vigorous testing the chairs began disintegrating. ('We threw a big party and let Charlie the dog run all over them — he's 80 pounds,' she explains.) Ms. Forsythe settled on a 50/50 mix of recycled cardboard and new Kraft paper — the latter contains long fibers that act as a reinforcement."

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The cats will love these, perfect for gritching the claws. Mmmm.

Posted by: Kay | Jun 4, 2008 2:19:45 PM

Are these able to remain outdoors or meant to be brought inside after use?

Posted by: Kay | Jun 4, 2008 2:17:04 PM

Looks like a ginormous dog cushion. University students will surely love it.

Posted by: Milena | Jun 3, 2008 5:17:48 PM

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