It is the time of the year to indulge in the beautiful weather and outdoor culture the Southwest has to offer. Spending time with friends at home or glam-camping; enjoying opera season and the many things that New Mexico has to offer.
Take a look at some furniture ideas that will make your outdoor living comfortable and great looking. Molecule offers an exciting collection of seasonal outdoor living products. Some of them, are refreshing options to be used indoor as well. If different and creative is your preference, give us a ring and we will be happy to help with your project.
Zenning out doesn’t need to be static, choose a new approach to seating with these Formas Minerales (Mineral Forms), from the collection Stone by Vondom. As its name suggests they appear to be found in nature itself, creating synergism between the natural and the artificial landscape. Stone can fit perfectly into any environment, transmitting its own particular elegance, thanks to its material, as well as its original shape.
Get lost in a flight of your own with these delicate-looking chairs by Moroso, designed by Federica Capitani, in 2015. The Imba group formed by armchair, chaise and stool is reminiscent of translucent forest butterflies. They are certainly a poetic addition to your garden. Part of the M’Afrique collection, they are made using woven threads normally used for fishing nets, frames are rust-proofed tubular steel and wrapped with polyethylene cord.
I think all of us can agree that Mid-Century design has become one of the biggest influences in today’s modern world. From Mad Men to HGTV, Mid-Century aesthetic is an everyday occurrence. Today we are still enjoying breakfast at our Saarinen Tulip Table, taking naps in our Eames Lounger, and having panic attacks when we find a vintage Bertoia on craigslist. (Loll Designs)
Loll Designs was inspired by these mid century modern furniture pieces. In 2003 founders Greg, Dave, and Tony had an idea…why not have the same luxury, design, and quality brought outdoors? And why not go a step further and create these pieces to be eco-friendly lounge chairs made for future generations to enjoy?
Eight years later Loll took it a step further and joined forces with one of the great names of Mid-Century Design – well-known architect and furniture designer, Ralph Rapson. Loll CEO Greg Benson and Ralph Rapson’s son Toby met to rethink his father’s notable rocking chair as an eco-friendly outdoor rocking chair using recycled materials. Soon The Rapson Rocker was born as well as other pieces to form a collection.
Add The Rapson Rocker to your mid-century collection, this time, a great icon to your outdoor living area.
Perfect timing for a living wall vertical garden system. Think indoor or outdoors. Call us or write us with your area needs: length x width and we’ll suggest configurations and container types. We’ll send you plant themes based on color, texture and plant types. You can also select an irrigation system to go along with it if needed, it’s a great optional and addition to the system that will make your life a lot easier when watering.
Bring your song with you wherever you set yourself to see the sunset with this innovative sound lantern by Pablo Designs. Multiple award winner the UMA Sound Lantern redefines the portable lantern for the modern age. Fusing state-of-the-art Warm Dim LED technology with 360° high fidelity surround sound, UMA provides a one of a kind portable light + sound experience, integrated seamlessly into a strikingly elegant design. UMA pairs touch sensitive volume control with an intuitive full-range light control dial and features Bluetooth connectivity to stream the highest quality audio wirelessly from any mobile device. Invoking the primal symbol of the lantern and the warmth of a campfire, UMA is the perfect centerpiece for social gatherings and intimate moments indoor and out.
Hanging out and lounging wouldn’t be complete if REST by Vondom was missing. Following Vondom’s indoor & outdoor philosophy: life must be enjoyed in the open air without sacrificing comfort or elegance, as well as their motto: affordable luxury, makes Vondom a great choice.
Inspired by ORIGAMI, the Japanese art based on folding paper in order to get different forms, and the motto of “Less is more” The whole is composed of an armchair, sofa, and table, with a modular structure which allows you to freely adapt them to your individual needs in any space. The manufacturing process used is rotational moulding, which is a technical process that guarantees the maximum quality of the final product by taking care of even the smallest details. REST reflects the spirit of its creators, who are always loyal to elegance, beauty and exclusiveness, as well as the complete adjustment to customers. From well-defined, geometrical, yet elegant and light shapes, a new collection is born that provides maximum comfort for its users and fits perfectly in with innovative architecture, thanks to its contemporary design, a characteristic principle from the A-cero studio. (Vondom)
Tailgating at the Santa Fe Opera? Take it up a notch, with Jellies from Kartell. Designed by Patricia Urquiola, Jellies is a comprehensive line of plates, trays, glasses, bowls and carafes made from colourful and transparent shater-proof plastic. The line’s individuality is down to the fact that each model presents a different organic pattern that has clearly been inspired by nature, harking back to the moulds that were once used for making jellies. This design highlights temporality, and therefore also variety, from smallest to largest. The faint, delicate and accessible transparent colours are suitable for furnishing any kind of table: creative and original, or more classic and monochrome. The overlapping sections and colourful juxtapositions create an imaginative yet discreet ensemble that is both creative and sophisticated.
Every summer for more than 60 years, opera lovers have flocked to the Santa Fe area to enjoy some of the most beautiful scenery, music and events available.
Opening night tailgating at the Santa Fe Opera takes parking lot dining to a new level. You’ll see anything from dinner a deux in the bed of a pickup truck to elaborate meals that would rival a formal dinner at Downton Abby. Dress runs the gamut from black tie and gowns or cocktail dresses, to jeans and sometimes elaborate costumes. There’s no shortage of imagination in this crowd. (Santa Fe Travelers)
Don’t leave behind a set of light and beautiful folding chairs by Vondom, the Quartz Folding Chair, designed by Ramon Esteve. This chair is characterized by its orthogonal geometry and triangular shaped profiles. It was inspired by the Quartz Stone and its properties such as hardness and strength, in addition to the distintive finish of its shapes. Goes in any environment. Primarily, the Quartz collection stands out for its quest for neutrality and timeless design.
Please contact us with your ordering needs, as manufacturers get swamped at this time of year. Stock runs out quickly. The sooner the better, so we can guarantee you’ll have your pieces for the season. Almost everything is ready to ship, 7 to 10 days, but if ordering is not scheduled soon, it will go into fabrication schedule which is anywhere from 3 to 7 weeks.
Adriana Siso founded Molecule Design, her contemporary 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 design products by some of the best contemporary industrial design firms in the world. Molecule operates out of a recycled and renovated shipping container building in the Santa Fe Baca Railyard project, the first of its kind in the city. Sustainability is an important area of interest 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.