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.
Molecule Design Store was launched in September 2010 at 1226 Flagman Way in the lively Baca Railyard District. Adriana Siso founded her design store in 2002 in a previous location in Santa Fe, NM. With a background in Fine Arts, Adriana has been an innovator and influencer, bringing to the Santa Fe area, original and unique design products by some of the best contemporary and innovative industrial design firms in the world. Molecule operates out of a recycled and renovated shipping container building in Santa Fe, the first of its kind in the city. Sustainability is an important area of interest and ongoing exploration for Molecule, which offers product lines with a focus on conservation and ecological stewardship. The store keeps an active annual schedule featuring the work of local designers, fabricators and artists, as well as of national and international design firms through multiple events and alliances.