A softwall is a freestanding and expandable partition made of fire-retardant paper and textiles. The softwall's honeycomb structure allows the material to expand from its compressed form to up to 15 feet long.
If you're looking for a translucent divider, the white version will do the trick. For something moodier and more cocooning, the opaque black version, dyed with bamboo charcoal, is an appealing variation.
With the recent addition of integrated LEDs, the softwall can become a luminous sculpture, adding private spaces, ambiance, and illumination to your house in one fell (curving) swoop.
When not writing, editing, or combing design magazines and blogs for inspiration, Jaime Gillin is experimenting with new recipes, traveling as much as possible, and tackling minor home-improvement projects that inevitably turn out to be more complex than anticipated.