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.
Why upcycle wooden junk items only? I am often asked.
First of all, who doesn’t know the huge environmental benefits of up cycling Secondly, a tree was cut to make that product! How can anyone ignore that fact and let the tree’s life go to waste?! All tree huggers know that trees help in reducing air & water pollution, soil erosion, greenhouse gas emissions and basically an overall conservation of global resources.
I also have a few habits that I follow at my studio to minimise my impact on the planet on a daily basis:
Design5 either reuses old boxes or recycled cardboard packaging. My colors and varnishes are water based & non toxic. I do not “create” new wooden products - only upcycle & handpaint discarded wooden items. I reuse paper for printing my invoices or sends e-invoices only. My art studio runs on air cooling only. I compost all the food waste generated at the studio by me.