Modulate Your Pallet : A modular, sustainable and conscious way of furnishing our environment.
It’s time to get back to your roots, take a moment out of your routine to Design and Do it Yourself. Our philosophy begins with the journey of Design Thinking and Mindful Making to create something that is one of a kind from upcycled wood pallets.
Our projects are all about giving new life to materials and taking ownership of the positive cycle to rethink the spaces around us. We believe in honest, collaborative design, giving everyone the tools to make a positive social change and be a part of The Pallet Revolution.
MOLET is a call to action.
Upcycle yourself. Upcycle your community. Upcycle your city.
We are a group of creative professionals devoted to upcycled architecture, participatory design and hands-on education.
Let’s make a difference together.
Ari is an architect who graduated from the University of Buenos Aires who co-founded LIMA, an architecture studio based in Buenos Aires and DALE, a multidisciplinary design studio based in Tel Aviv.
Ari started MOLET with Juan and Marto in Buenos Aires, as a fun project. Just to meet with friends in the weekends, sharing quality time, eating together and creating something new from trash with their own hands. Wooden pallets thrown in the streets were a source of inspiration, so it was only natural that the next step would be to explore their potential as raw material. As arrived to israel and met Eli and Asaf, he started searching for a way of transforming MOLET design system into a D.D.I.Y. workshop. The power of the workshop RULES ever since!
Ari especially enjoys concept development: analyzing a new project’s DNA and envisioning what it can one day become. For him, sustainability means respecting natural cycles – encouraging continuity and finding smart and useful ways to use the natural resources around us.
Asaf is one of MOLET Tel-Aviv’s co founders. His job is to turn dream into wood and iron realities. He believes deeply in sustainability and recycled furniture – it’s the best possible combination of past, present and future, but it’s also the only sensible way to live. Why create pieces from new material when we’re surrounded by excellent raw material everywhere we go?
By the time MOLET was founded, Asaf had come a long way. He got his degree in industrial design from the Holon Institute of Technology, and co-founded DALE, a multidisciplinary design studio based in Tel Aviv.
Asaf loves his morning coffee in the studio almost as much as he loves bouncing on the trampoline. In fact, we’re pretty sure he’s building a olympic trampoline career when we’re not keeping an eye on him.
Eli is MOLET Tel-Aviv’s co-founder and the person in charge of product design and development, as well as marketing and maintaining the studio’s professional connections. He has a clear and focused vision: he wants to see a MOLET in every home. There’s nothing he likes better than the enthusiastic feedbacks we get from happy customers who are head over heels for their new MOLET.
Eli studied industrial design in the Holon Institute of Technology and co-founded several design studios including DALE and DISSHOUSE FURNITURE. Now he’s using all those skills and experience to bring MOLET as far as it can go. Eli is a firm believer in sustainability – that’s why he’s so passionate about creating new designs from old pallets.
If he’s not working on an exciting new model in the studio, that means he’s probably at the beach, surfing (or preparing to sail the seven seas, which we’re hoping he‘ll wait for retirement to do. We need him!)
Juli studied graphic design in the University of Palermo, Buenos Aires, Argentina. She founded LUPA, a graphic design studio, and worked in several other successful firms. Now she’s a partner in MOLET Tel-Aviv and in charge of developing content and communications – from digital platforms to printed materials. She manages the website and social media presence, bringing MOLET to the people (and them to the studio).
She’s a visionary who believes that recycled furniture is a way of contributing to future generations by doing what she loves best: design. She enjoys the work process as a whole – seeing an idea become a reality through hard work and cooperation.
In her free time, too, she’s all about learning by doing. She likes to wander around without a particular destination in mind. (How else could you ever reach where you really should be?)
Paco is an accomplished copywriter, photographer and art director who has worked in some of the advertising world’s best firms, and has even founded several successful brands of his own, currently working as founder and creative director of Remolino. Paco is MOLET’s creative advisor, and without him the studio would not be the same.
Paco measures his success in the happiness of the customers and as he helps other creatives reach their full potential. He challenges himself – and his clients – to always try and find a new way to think.
Even when he’s not at work, he’s always learning something new: from his children, from life, from art exhibitions, from nature… Every object has a story to tell, if you only listen close enough.
Apart from MOLET, it’s safe to say that Juan loves sports more than anything else. There’s no better time of day than when he’s playing soccer, tennis, surfing, or even just hanging out with friends, losing money in poker.
Still – MOLET comes first. He’s on of the great people who run MOLET in Buenos Aires, bringing our workshops halfway around the world. For Juan, recycling furniture is all about finding each item’s DNA and seeing its potential and how it can turn into a million other things. It’s all a puzzle, waiting for him to convert, upgrade, upcycle and reuse it. He loves working with his hands – really getting to know the material up close.
Juan got his architecture degree from the University of Buenos Aires, and since then has managed an amazing career in some of the finest studios in Argentina. Well, he’s ours now!
Ari follows the path of small achievements, like small brushstrokes that manage to be a beautiful picture, all the way to success. He’s not only enjoying it. He loves using his mind and hands, the tools, to pass his knowledge to others, and to do it the best possible way – surrounded by friends!
Routine is not something that characterizes Ari’s days. There are days in which he enjoys picking up his son from school, accompanied by his dog , and others in which he dedicates a lot of time to cooking a tasty dinner. You think that’s enviable? Try his weekends.Ari dedicates his time for family and friends, barbeques, and traveling places with his motorcycle. Since he believes that recycling is a way of focusing, no wonder his secret (SHUSH, don’t tell anyone) hobbies are Japanese motorcycles of the 80’s and condition recorders to microcassette!
Tal, AKA- Talko is someone who appreciates the flow of creation, the gratification of well performed work and the practical, emotional and physical aspects of reusing what’s already out there.
To him, continuous learning and improvement all the way to perfection, is the definition of success.
Working at the Tel-Aviv branch of MOLET, Tal enjoys the people, the rhythm, the positive vibes of creation and good deeds. Speaking of rhythm and good vibes, music and design are two thirds of Tal’s greatest passions. The third is everything with wheels. So much he likes them that he is totally into opening a bike shop, if he’ll ever have some free time to do so.
Meanwhile, Tal’s free time is dedicated to friends, music, traveling and using forces of nature for plants sculpting. Creativity never stops.
Martin (you can call him Marto, he’d like that) is all about design. For him, the very fact that he is able to turn crazy and original ideas into an actual product he can hold, already spells success. He likes the thought of giving a new life to an old object, and seeing strangers connect to it just like he did.
Marto is a designer by nature. He was the co-founder and creative director of several successful companies such as BANGA BOARDS and BLIKER.
As one of the guys who brought the news of MOLET to Argentina, until today Marto is there for the Buenos Aires team. That’s no easy task! That’s why after a long day’s work he likes to relax with art, good food, a couple of beers and… some Nintendo time. Mario Bros for the win!
Her favorite part of the day is the 1st cup of coffee. Since she’s a morning person, after that she’s filled with the energy to create loads of something out of nothing. But wait, her creation has to meet two very important keynotes in order to be considered successful – love & passion. Otherwise, Noa would probably prefer using her imaginative brain and skillful hands doing something else, like Origami. Or just leave everything, travel to India and learn how to play the Bansuri.
Like all good things and greatest inventions, Taylor had also been created by mistake.
As our first exhibition came, one of our beloved most talented team members (not pointing anyone) designed the graphics that were going to express our tailor made abilities. Turned out it wasn’t supposed to be spelled “Taylor”.
Taylor is with us ever since, sustainable and charming. When he’s not working on his very secret skills, he enjoys modelling the new collections, dancing on our Instagram stories and living the good life of the true celebrity that he is.