Molecule goes to NYC 2012 Design Week

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.


About Adriana Siso

Adriana Siso launched Molecule Design in September 2010, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Molecule is the extension of a previous furniture design store that was founded in 2003 as an expansion on a career in fine art, which she pursued for more than 30 years. She brings her talents and uncompromising quest for practical and original products to the world of home furnishings and space design. Molecule carries contemporary industrial designer products that are approachable, remarkable, cutting edge, made to last, life enhancing, sometimes irreverent, and timeless. Later in 2006, Adriana started the process of conceiving the new showroom space that would house the store. Partly sustainable, the structure was built out of 11 recycled 40′ cargo containers. Completed in December 2010, it became the first cargo container building in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Always an explorer, Adriana loves to engage in the realms of discovery and innovation. InContext/Molecule Design's Magazine, launched in December 2011, is the venue where she collects the great stories of creative thinkers, who in our current state of affairs, sometimes under great pressures and working outside the realm of imposed standards, achieve the impossible. It has been known that in times of great crisis, design flourishes. It is Molecule's mission to show this light.

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