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

Totally utilitarian. 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 […]

‘Ground Work’ – An Art Opening, Santa Fe, NM

Through the year Molecule organizes multiple art and design events through the Art Meets Design series. Ground Work is the alliance of 2 local installation artists and one flower arrangement designer. They come together to share their talents and skills. The sculpture and installation by Matthew Chase-Daniel and Cheri Ibes is inspired by nature and […]

The State of Wind Power … part one

Re-posted by Madeleine Lewis, for Virgin United, June 30, 2014 As an innovative floating wind turbine is launched off the Portuguese coast, and the Germans start touting wind farms to tourists, we asked Morten Albaek, Group SVP & CMO of Vestas about the state of the wind energy industry, and a little about himself too. […]

Gabriela Ligenza launches 3-D printed hats for Ascot

These stunning 3-D printed hat designs by Gabriela Ligenza caught yours truly by surprise! Design thinking like this lightens our step and inspires a smile. We love Gabriela’s work. Molecule becomes an instant fan! Interview by Dezeen Magazine. Re-posted June 20, 2014 Milliner Gabriela Ligenza, who originally trained as an architect and interior designer, has launched […]

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2014 Book Signing: RADIANCE @ Molecule

RADIANCE – Particles of Silence,  is a project collaboration by Louis Leray and Karuna DiLibero, produced by Marion Wasserman. A beautiful yoga book, shot in different locations in Santa Fe, NM and Mexico. RADIANCE is an earthly and cosmic journey through the old-world practice of Yoga. RADIANCE is a poetic meditation on Mauna, the practice […]

The Heat is On: Latin American Design hits New York

Re-posted from ARCHITONIC by Simon Keane-Cowell, Zürich, Switzerland As the world’s busiest revolving door, New York is no stranger to new cultural sights and influences. The 2013 New York Design Week saw a raft of Latin American designers and design collectives exhibit their highly polished and conceptually impressive work to an enthusiastic audience. It’s hot in the city. […]

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Introducing New Works By 3 Innovative Designers, Santa Fe, NM

Molecule will be featuring new works by 3 amazing designers: We’re very proud to introduce new works by Matthew Hilton from England, manufactured by De La Espada, from Portugal. We’ll have a few strong pieces on display. De La Espada makes high end, beautifully executed furniture in harvested walnuts and oaks. Matthew Hilton is one […]

Design Lab Awards Pre-Fab Architecture and Digital Dresses – Santa Fe, NM

Written by Ellen Berkovitch, October 11, 2012. Re-posted from Adobe Airstream   Design Lab at Zane Bennett Contemporary Art last Friday night presented entries including a tornado house fantasy design for windy midwestern cities, an urban backyard chicken coop with implications for the biological clock of the chickens, and “intriguing innovations in form” across visionary […]

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2012 New Topographies / An Evening at Molecule-Design Lab

Molecule Contemporary Design, the silver metallic freight structure set back from the road near the intersection of Cerrillos and Baca Street, presents, New Topographies, an evening in celebration of the first Design LAB Juried Exhibition launched in conjunction with Design Santa Fe 2012. The evening event will showcase Adriana Siso’s project, the design and construction […]

2012 Art and Design at Molecule – The Poetry of Intensity

This was a ton of fun! Molecule showed the works of 9 local artists as part of the growing series, Art Meets Design. What characterizes their work is the intensity of their content. Some were thinking of product design and production, if not industrially, clearly referentially and symbolically. Like the work of poet and craftman […]

Women in Industrial Design: Where my ladies at?

  How do we encourage more females to become industrial designers? Re-posted from GOOD Design, by Alissa Walker, Aug 2010 When I catch wind of a design conference my fingers go scurrying across the keyboard towards the URL. But I don’t go clicking on the glamorous location (usually a hotel ballroom) or the glitzy parties (usually […]

Aparna Rao: High-tech art (with a sense of humor)

Artist and TED Fellow Aparna Rao re-imagines the familiar in surprising, often humorous ways. With her collaborator Soren Pors, Rao creates high-tech art installations — a typewriter that sends emails, a camera that tracks you through the room only to make you invisible on screen — that put a playful spin on ordinary objects and […]

The Female Factor: Women at the Drawing Board

Furniture design students carrying projects to the studio at the Rhode Island School of Design, where 68 percent of the students are female. By ALICE RAWSTHORN Published: March 6, 2011, New York Times LONDON — It started a month ago when I was asked to compile a list of 20 designers who will influence design in […]

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 […]

Light Transmitting Concrete

Concrete has a sometimes-bad reputation as a harsh, rigid, cold-to-the-touch and straight-edged material. Litracon is doing a great deal to change that image of concrete through a score of creative and sustainable applications for their patented light-transmitting concrete. Filled with optical fibers that run from one end of a poured piece of concrete to the other, these […]

Marva Griffin, founder of Salone Satellite, Milan, Italy

Written by Nadine Rubin Nathan for Material Connexion, 2012. Marva Griffin, Founder and Curator of Salone Satellite at Salone del Mobile, and International Press Relations of Fondazione Cosmit Eventi from Milan. In 1999 designer Carlo Contin had the idea to arrange a group of uniform spokes into a simple geometric form. The result was an […]