Pop-Up Studio at Molecule – Designer Manufactures Personalized iPad Bags, 2015

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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.

Totally utilitarian.

Erika Eckerstrand

Swedish-born local solar-mesh-bag fabricator extraordinaire, Erika Eckerstrand, from Designs Of Erika, will be joining Molecule for a fun approach to product presentation. She will literally bring her whole manufacturing studio, including rolls of fabrics, scissors, and her industrial sewing machine to fabricate custom bags onsite!

The kick, that you will be able to have a say about selecting the fabric for an exclusive iPad Envelope Bag fabricated by Erika on site, Friday and Saturday only. Erika’s complete inventory of bags will also be available for purchase, which include her famous Messenger Bags, as well as Cosmetic and Travel Bags, Wristlets, Passport Envelopes, Baskets and more. They will all be in one place for 2 days, a great opportunity to stock up on needed personal bags or storage baskets, or find a great gift for a special friend. Come visit us for this fresh trunk event  to see Erika at work as she makes your bag of choice.

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Erika with her industrial machine onsite at Molecule’s POP UP STUDIO

The first international graduate of the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Erika has transformed hardy materials originally made to withstand the elements into sleek, contemporary pieces that are as practical as they are stylish.

A wine rack, viewed as purely functional by many, morphs into sculpture with Erika’s vision and nod to Scandinavian design. Erika says her goal as a designer is to “create pieces that both enhance and beautify the world around us.”


Friday and Saturday June 5th and 6th, 10am to 5pm