As a kid, Molly Zimmermann bounced between the New York area and Switzerland and then moved to Paris to study and work in film production and visual effects. So how’d she end up designing and producing a line of striking, super-polished jewelry in L.A.? Well, in the early aughts, she had the itch to do do something hands-on and took metalsmithing classes at the local community center for fun. She was so hooked that she hit the reset button and moved to the land of palm trees and smoothie bowls and enrolled in FIDM.
Like her passport stamps, the creative inspo behind Molly’s line MM Druck is incredibly diverse. Her mood board includes eighties American power dressing, Scandinavian interiors, and Brancusi sculptures, all of which work their way into her sinuous, modernist, and mostly silver pieces. That metal is prominent in her work for a reason, explains Molly: “Using sterling silver allows me to make big, bold shapes at affordable prices. It’s more democratic.” And that’s a good thing because we predict everyone, everywhere is going to want a taste of MM Druck, stat.