Industrial Designer Francisco Molina was born 1984, in the vibrant and colorful city of Cali, Colombia. It was here that he grew up watching and mimicking his father Francisco Molina, Sr., and mother Lud Dayrne Ayala, both of who are respected talents in the creative field of architecture. During his younger years Francisco's parents helped him cultivate his talents for illustration and thinking outside of the norm into what he today calls his passion, Industrial Design.
In 2005, Francisco decided to advance his knowledge of the industrial design profession by migrating to the United States to study at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale (AI). While learning his craft he also began to grow and understand that there was a large community of designers with a passion similar to his. It was this knowledge that encouraged Francisco to become the president of his schools student chapter of The Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA). During his time at AI, Francisco went on to win awards like the Regional Merit Award, but none of these awards would bring him the gratification that he finally achieved in 2008 when he got his Bachelor of Science Degree for Industrial Design.
Until recently, Francisco Molina continued to further his knowledge of design and design for manufacturing by working with seasoned artists like the well known Venezuelan Design and Architect Luis Pons. He also became an integral part in the ideation and execution of large scale projects like "Miami Clouds." Through projects like these Francisco developed a love for the area of Home Décor, which leads us to the launch of his own line of Décor products, the first of which is called "STELLA."