Molecule goes to NYC 2012 Design Week

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"I love fresh ideas about everything". Adriana Siso founded her contemporary industrial design store in 2002 in Santa Fe, NM. With a background in Fine Arts, Adriana has been an innovator, bringing to the Santa Fe area, original and unique industrial design products by some of the most creative design firms in the world.

The first design partners Molecule worked with were Vitra Design Museum, Moooi, Cherner Chair, and other well-known national and international brands. Today it partners with other world-class manufacturers like Vondom, Loll Designs and Moroso.

Molecule operated out of a recycled and renovated shipping container building, the first of its kind in Santa Fe. Currently Molecule is available through the online store and by appointment.

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 with the Vertical Aeroponic Growing System – Tower Garden, promises to offer a lot of inspiration in the growing field of aeroponics as the future of agriculture, industrial design at its best.

Great visit in NYC for Design Week. So much went on. Molecule only caught a glimpse. Between ICFF, the new Wanted Design event, and Cindy Sherman’s exhibition at MoMA, it was a full 4 days.

Always biased about Venezuelan talent-as I am Venezuelan. These are Rafael Barrio’s scultptures on Park Avenue, one of many as part of a public arts project. Congrats! The steel is actually flat, or almost flat, not as 3-d as they look. Very cool.

ICFF is always an experience. The student project this year was by – Parsons’ School of Constructed Environments. The students had to use Xorel, a woven polyethylene fabric from Carnegie Fabrics. Faculty member and architect Granger Moorhead and his brother, industrial designer Robert Moorhead, came up with the exercise for the class in temporary structures.

Pablo Pardo’s booth and new work: Illuminate. Loll and the White series. Molecule just received the first pieces from Loll, made from 100% recycled milk jugs. Totally great. Loll materials, how milk jugs become materia prima.

Another of our partners, Cherner Chair Company introduced the new Cherner Loung Chair with Ottoman this year. It was a beautiful piece and a refreshing addition to the Cherner collection! Ronan Bouroullec, winner of the 2012 ICFF Editor’s Award in Kitchen and Bath, being interviewed by Hugo Macdonald for Monocle, on the design process and where design is headed next. 

A few years ago, french designers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec were asked by Axor, to work on a collection for the bathroom. They thought to create solutions for a large variety of situations, spaces and habitats. The result is a collection of 85 items which includes different basins, mixers and solutions for bathtub and shower areas which can be easily arranged according to one’s needs.

De La Espada (Portugal) booth, one of their brands Autoban (Istambul). The structure that made the booth was so awesome!! De La Espada won the 2012 ICFF Furniture Editor’s Award. Beautiful Autoban Deco Sofa! What a piece, it was great to see it! Molo’s new cobalt blue material… the blue room, was great! Wanted to sit there for a while. Frank Gehry’s cubes – stools for the Rest area made by Hellers multicolored Frank Gehry cubes, with fresh lemonade cart.

Wanted Design is an alternative fair event. “Launched in 2011 as a creative and convivial platform to bring together international designers, architects, interior designers, craftsmen, editors, manufacturers, curators and communication specialists. It is a place to showcase, discuss and share exciting, inspiring and innovative design and build relationships that result in new collaborations and projects”.

The Schiapparelli and Prada exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum, “Impossible Conversations” was amazing. Two women with similar concepts about fashion, working in different periods, who challenged cultural notions of beauty. Couldn’t miss the greeks and romans on the way to the exhibition!

Another highlight was the Cindy Sherman’s retrospective at MoMA. A total Wow. Images say it all.