Contemporary Residential & Commercial Furniture, Lighting & Table Top.
New Mexico Designs brings together 6 local product designers. Molecule supports and showcases some of the finest local craftsmanship in New Mexico.
. Thursday, September 29th, from 5:30 – 7:30 pm
. To support and showcase local talent and creativity
Eric Haskins is an Albuquerque architect, designer, and maker who creates objects that explore environmental sustainability and the perceived value of materials. A furniture maker since childhood, he has recently teamed up with industry to produce his chair designs. An outdoor seating area of his rammed earth chairs (made in collaboration with UNM’s Architecture Department students and staff) and terra cotta chairs (made by a company in Ohio) have been installed at the Anderson-Abruzzo Balloon Museum in Albuquerque.
Mat Long’s HoCo Fabrication, is a company that grew out of a desire to merge heirloom quality hardwood with a fresh, contemporary look, sourcing each piece of hardwood sustainably through an Amish craftsman of exceptional talent. Mat holds a B.F.A. in Sculpture. Born and raised in New England and Philadelphia, he was familiar with the Amish furniture-making tradition. It wasn’t until he met and married Julie Ruth, hailing from the heart of Ohio Amish country, that he began to really take note of the impeccable craftsmanship that goes into each piece.
Kristin Bonkemeyer is an architect and designer working in Santa Fe, New Mexico and Marfa, Texas. She works with clean lines, woods, perforated metals and steel in a minimal style with powder coated surfaces. Her steel and plywood sideboard table was fabricated by Rippel Metal in Santa Fe, NM.
Damian Pascetti owns Pascetti Steel, a family-owned and operated company in Albuquerque that designs and creates custom, high quality, contemporary commercial and residential railings, steel furniture, lighting and décor, all locally handmade. Pascetti’s materials are welded steel, stainless steel and glass along with many types of reclaimed materials and is comfortable working within large spaces, fabricating bold, grand forms. His work includes unique coffee tables, lighting fixtures, fabrication of commercial entry structures and railings. His projects have included a State of New Mexico Bridge Railing, custom aluminum railings at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, and many custom functional objects.
Scott Ernst works from Glorieta at Scott Ernst Custom Woodworks where he designs and builds custom residential and commercial high end furniture, including dining tables, cabinets and side chairs. Scott’s pieces are unique, some of the surfaces in his parquetry work look painterly. Scott is a master of the multi-wood, intricate inlay work. Scott’s work can be found in residences, hospitality and corporate environments around the country. His material palette integrates the world’s finest woods with exceptional accenting materials such as veneers, resins and metals.
Yuki Murata has a BA in Architecture from Yale University and an Master’s of Industrial Design from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). For the last 20 years, Yuki has worked in the field of design and is currently teaching Industrial Design in the School of Architecture and Planning at UNM. Her professional work has taken her from various architecture offices in Los Angeles. Santa Barbara and Santa Fe to the product design offices of Martha Stewart in New York and on to artisan ceramic workshops in Tangshan, China. In 2004 Yuki launched a company called Moderngoods which specializes in hand-painted slipcast bone china tableware. Additionally, she has designed, permitted and project managed numerous residential new construction and remodels/additions in the City and County of Santa Fe.
- Music: Band:
Ten To Two (Free-form Jazz)
. Alex Perez, a versatile percussionist with over 30 years experience playing in South America, Europe and USA. His explorations have encompassed Experimental, Jazz, Rock and Latin, currenlty living in Santa Fe.
. Michael Druxman, bassist from Las Cruces, studied at the Berklee College of Music, currenlty living in Albuquerque.
. Chris Livingston, studied music at UNM and the University of North Texas. Chris plays guitar, piano, ukulele and bass guitar and is also a music instructor.