About Design5 Studio
| THE BEGINNING |
When Walt Disney said, “The way to get started is to quit talking and start doing,” he must’ve been talking about entrepreneurs like me. I am a firm believer in dreams and following them with all you got.
I am Molly, an artist and tenacity is my superpower. In 2006, after a long stint in the design & advertising industry, I decided to chase my dreams rather than somebody else’s. Out of this dream was born – Design5 Studio. The studio started as a creative outlet to my strong love of art, sustainability and minimalism. Based on the principles of Reuse & Reduce, Design5 upcycles and restores 'found' objects.
| THE REASON |
Who doesn’t know the huge environmental benefits of upcycling! Not only does it minimise the amount of waste in our landfills every year, the need for new production is also decreased…which, in turn, creates less demand for raw materials. All this reduces air & water pollution, greenhouse gas emissions and basically an overall conservation of global resources.
To minimise our impact on the planet, these are a few of the things Design5 Studio has made a habit out of:
Design5 either reuses old boxes or recycled cardboard packaging. Design5 Varnishes are water based & food grade. Design5 does not “create” new wooden products - only upcycles & repurposes found wooden items. Design5 reuses paper for printing our invoice or sends e-invoices only. The art studio runs on air cooling only.
| THE PROCESS |
I am a huge fan of upcycling. At Design5 Studio, I #restore, #repurpose and #relove wooden home decor items picked out of junk. I am always on the lookout for discarded pieces that seem to be hiding a story under layers of dirt and neglect. These are turned into limited range, 'Functional Art' home decor products with exclusive hand-painted details. Be it large or small, bringing old and worn out vintage furniture pieces back to life or handpainting rustic wooden boxes, trays & frames and turning them into my 'Functional Art' brings an enormous amount of creative satisfaction to my heart.
Not only am I trying to reduce the impact of my work on the environment, I am also trying to offset the ecological cost of running a business. So instead of offering monetary rewards on my store to my subscribers & customers, i offer Trees! With the help of Grow-Trees, I give out an e-certificate with tracking number for each tree. You can share this certificate with your friends, family and/or social media followers! Be proud that you support Design5 Studio!!