Meet the Maker: Molly M Designs


Molly McGrath is the creative mind behind Molly M Designs. She trained professionally as an architect, and after using a laser cutter to make architectural models, recognized its unique potential to make jewelry and other objects. Her approach to design is heavily influenced by her background in architecture—a synthesis of concept, form, material, details, connections, and use.

Molly’s collection ranges from jewelry and accessories, to housewares and one-of-a-kind art prints using a variety of materials such as wood, leather, and fabric. All of her pieces are designed and produced  in the Mission District of San Francisco. She is inspired by graphic design, architecture, textiles, and nature, and runs her studio in the werkstätte tradition—a hybrid of design, craft, and tech with a focus on the applied arts.

Find these and other Molly M items at the X Store, visit us online at Every X Store purchase helps to support MCASD’s operations, exhibitions, and educational programs. 

Gold 1/2 Round Pouch
Laser-cut Metalic Leather and Brass

Lancet Necklace
Metalic Leather and Waxed Cotton

Sol Coasters

Salto Earrings
Gold-plated Brass

Lustig Necklace
Gold-plated Brass