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Molly M Designs

Molly McGrath
San Francisco

Molly McGrath is a designer based in the Mission District of San Francisco. She is professionally trained as an architect, and after using a laser cutter to make architectural models, she recognized the machine’s unique potential to make jewelry and other designed objects. Her collection includes jewelry and homewares. Molly designs and produces all of the work in San Francisco and is focused on conceptual integrity, material exploration, and figuring out new ways to use her laser cutters. Her approach to design is heavily influenced by her background in architecture—a synthesis of concept, form, material, details, connections, and use. She is inspired by graphic design, architecture, textiles, and nature and runs her studio in the werkstatte tradition—a hybrid of design, craft, and tech with a focus on the applied arts.

I create: lasercut coasters and prints
I use: felt, paper, and fabric
Based in: San Francisco, California
Favorite local hangout: Corona Heights Park
Design should be: beautiful and playful

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