Featured works & presentation talk. Complementary hors d’oeuvres and wine. Custom Molecule drink by Santa Fe Spirits. Cash bar after one hour.
Talk by Jan Willem Poels at 6pm.
Also, Shop For SITE. 20 % of sales will go to helping fund SITE Santa Fe’s programs for a week.
Thursday, November 7, 2013, 5 PM – 7 PM
Founded in 2001 by superstar industrial designer Marcel Wanders and marketing genius Casper Vissers, Moooi is the leading brand of Dutch contemporary design. Additionally, Marcel Wanders works on architectural and interior design projects and recently turned his hand to consumer home appliances. His fame started with the iconic Knotted Chair, which was produced for Droog Design 1996, the conceptual Dutch design firm. Marcel also designs for the biggest European contemporary design manufacturers like B&B Italia, Bisazza, Poliform, Moroso, Flos, Boffi, Baccarat, Cappellini and many more. He exhibits widely and his work is included in such significant museum collections as MoMA New York, The Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, and the V&A Museum, London. Wanders has further published numerous books and is extensively profiled in the global media, appearing in such publications as the New York Times, Domus, The Financial Times and Wallpaper Magazine.
Jan-Willem Poels presenting Moooi to New Mexicans
The company—whose name is inspired by mooi, the Dutch word for beautiful— brings a fresh, humorous approach to lighting, furniture, and accessories. The third (o) was added to emphasize an extra value to the concept of uniqueness and beauty. In addition to Marcel Wanders’ designs, Moooi manufactures works for other nationally and internationally recognized designers, like Piet Boon, Maarten Baas (Smoke Chair), Front Design Group (Blow Away Vase & Sketch Furniture), Bertjan Pot, Jasper Morrison to name a few.
One of Moooi’s philosophies is to turn around classical approaches and shapes into new ideas that reflect the evolution of things, like in Gothic Chair, by Studio Job, who transform the romantic wooden piece into an ironic cartoon-like modern day furniture in bright polyethylene colors, “a robust ode to the medieval”.
Molecule will be honored to feature some of Moooi’s intriguing and beautiful works on November 7, from 5-7pm, one week after the Design Santa Fe 2013 -Design Crawl and Design Lab opening.
Also, local Santa Fe artist Cheri Ibes, will be offering some of her artworks which will be on display.
Note: Just for fun! Informal Q&A
Guests are welcomed to interact and send us questions about Moooi and its founders, or any others that might pertain to design in the context of our times, and how it relates to art or differentiates from it. Questions will be sent to the speaker for answering.
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.