Molecule Design and Fab Lab Hub in Santa Fe, NM, are pleased to announce a pop-up show by creators working with local Fab Labs. Opening with a celebration from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday November 2, 2018, the show highlights digital fabrication using CAD design, 3D Printing, CNC machining and laser cutting and will be up through November 23, 2018.
Molecule’s founder Adriana Siso explains that her vision is to continually push the envelope of creative design and especially to foster innovation by local New Mexicans. “Collaborating with Santa Fe’s artists and designers has been an awesome experience. We’re thrilled to host this project because of Fab Lab Hub’s ties to the Media Lab’s Center for Bits and Atoms at MIT. New technologies like stereolithography 3D Printing which they have brought to Santa Fe opens new avenues to expand design options.”
The show will feature furniture by Arjun Bhakta, a Santa Fe native and recent UNM School of Architecture graduate. Arjun is the technical manager for Fab Lab Hub’s two locations: Fab Lab Santa Fe at the Santa Fe Community College and the Archimedes Lab at the Santa Fe Business Incubator. Fab Lab Hub founder Sarah Boisvert says: “when I saw Arjun’s chair design, I immediately thought, ‘this belongs in Molecule’! Whenever I’m at the shop I feel like I’m at MOMA in New York. And so the Pop-up idea was born.”
Santa Fe jewelry artist, Mayte Cardenas, will be showing sterling silver pieces that combine her traditional Hispanic heritage with a modern design sense. Fab Lab Hub 3D Prints high-resolution molds of Mayte’s 3D designs using their stereolithography 3D Printer that can lay down a layer of material as thin as 1/1000”. Superior Casting in Santa Fe then uses the molds to cast the jewelry in sterling silver.
Fab Lab Hub will include their signature Cube 3D Printed earrings and other direct 3D Printed pieces from the Stratasys Dimension and FormLabs stereolithography 3D Printer. Sarah Boisvert will also be signing copies of her recent book, The New Collar Workforce, which explores new career opportunities brought about through digital tools like additive manufacturing, artificial intelligence, robotics, and more.
Refreshments will be served at the opening event and Santa Fe singer/songwriter Lonesome Lee West will be performing.
Molecule Design Store was launched in September 2010 at 1226 Flagman Way in the lively Baca Railyard District. Now, Molecule represents over 80 designer/manufacturers, including De La Espada, Bensen, Droog, Tom Dixon, Loll Designs, Flux, and the recent new additions, the prestigious Italian brand Moroso and the very refreshing and creative new Spanish design brand, Vondom. Molecule operates out of a recycled and renovated shipping container building in Santa Fe, NM. Sustainability is an important area of interestand ongoing exploration for Molecule, which offers product lines with a focus on conservation and ecological stewardship.