The whirr of the laser cutter is always there.
An ambient soundtrack, of sorts, underscoring our visit to designer Molly McGrath’s Mission District San Francisco studio. Back and forth it goes, up, down. left, right, over and over again burning patterns into materials with a precision that borders on astonishing. In the hands of a skilled user, that is.
Which Molly most certainly is.
~ San Francisco, California ~
A synthesis of concept, form, material, details, connections and use.
“My process is very influenced by my education in architecture. I use AutoCAD all of the time, and think about materials, details, concepts, form … all tools I used when designing buildings.“
With one major difference: her current designs can be realized in hours or days as compared to the months or even years it took for structures to go up.
“Finding a new material or product that is simpatico with laser cutting is my end-all.”
As we're getting ready to leave, we ask Molly to recommend some of her favorite local restaurants because:
If you're ever in that area of the city... trust her.
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