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About Us


A Molecule is the smallest unit in a compound, which also contains the whole.

We identify with this principle and use it as a metaphor.  Our desire to relate to the big stories of our time, in the spirit of curiosity and participation, helps us discover and enjoy current dialogues about innovation in design, science & technology, and business.  It’s exciting to be able to exchange and reflect upon the great shifts affecting our general view of the world.  It is a challenging time, yet so full of potential!

Turbines in production.
Image: From The State of Wind Power – Turbines in production. Image (c) Vestas

The term design connotes many ideas.  At a central level, design is intrinsic to our existence.  Everything we do is somehow influenced by design.  Some would say that good design is built into our DNA.  Visually, we seem to respond naturally to proportions and numbers.  Emotionally, we know design makes our lives better.  At its best, design is adaptive, discursive, proactive, not only aesthetic. Our information worldview is certainly becoming molecular or biological.   By looking into areas like nanotechnology, biotechnology, biomimicry, and materials science, we can clearly perceive significant future directions and a deeper creative connection to the principle of what is alive and organic.

With InContext, we share our discoveries and provide exciting new ideas that reflect the contemporary, and that can also engage in the experience of beauty and which can blend with and enhance our lives in some way.  In so doing, we affirm the organization of our content in terms of creativity, significance, inspiration, encouragement, courage, outrageousness, and brilliance!

We like to keep a fresh outlook on things innovative, including those that happen in our area. Visit regularly. Don’t hesitate to send your comments.

2017 Santa Fe Institute launches an Interplanetary Project with Galactic Ambitions

Santa Fe Institute
Image: HI-SEAS is a Martian simulation on the slopes of the Mauna Loa volcano on the island of Hawaii.

Art & Design at Molecule

Annually Molecule organizes multiple product introductions and art and design events. Through the series Art Meets Design, Molecule Design curates art and design events to share the amazingly talented creators living in New Mexico.

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The Store:

Molecule Design is the best Santa Fe resource for an extensive selection of contemporary industrial design furniture from well known national & international brands.

The Molecule Design Store was launched in September 2010 at 1226 Flagman Way in the lively Baca Railyard District. Adriana Siso founded her design store in 2002 in a previous location in Santa Fe, NM.  The store brought to the Santa Fe area collections from Vitra, Moooi, Cherner, and other well-known brands. Today it partners with new world-class manufacturers like Vondom, Loll Designs, Moroso, and Gus Modern.

Molecule operates out of a recycled and renovated shipping container building, the first of its kind in the city. Sustainability is an important area of interest and ongoing exploration for Molecule, which offers product lines with a focus on conservation and ecological stewardship.  A recent alliance is with the Vertical Aeroponic Growing System – Tower Garden. The store keeps an active annual schedule featuring the work of local designers, fabricators, and artists, as well as of national and international design firms through multiple events and alliances.

Adriana Siso, Santa Fe, NM.

Cheri Ibes, Aquaculture Installation by MVS Chaise, Vitra
Cheri Ibes, Aquaculture Installation by MVS Chaise, Vitra