Alissia Melka-Teichroew, founder and creative director of byAMT Inc, is a New World-Old World mash-up. The daughter of a French mother and U.S.father, she was born and raised in the Netherlands. She is a graduate of Design Academy Eindhoven (The Netherlands) and holds a Master of Industrial Design from the Rhode Island School of Design (USA). After stints in Paris, San Francisco, and Boston, she finally alighted in New York, her true home. She now lives and works in New York.
While developing her own original projects, she also served a seven-month design residency at the renowned design consultancy IDEO and also worked on staff at Puma International. In 2006, she decided to concentrate on byAMT Studio full time.
Alissia’s transcontinental background is reflected in her fluidity and fluency of her designs. Attuned to the latest design innovations, trends, and materials, she infuses her work with her own unique, charismatic personality and mischievous sensibility. Her products are savvy, sophisticated, and witty: the archetypical diamond ring rendered in candy-colored acrylic, ceramic plates folded in easy-to-hold shapes (Handful of Plates), a mirror that transposes the viewer’s face over an iconic image of feminine beauty (ME-ror).
This uncanny ability to tweak expectations has delighted design cognoscenti and consumers alike. ID Magazine, Nylon Magazine, New York Times and InView among many other publications, have featured byAMT products. Hip boutiques around the world carry them, including the MoMA store and Conran Shop. Melka-Teichroew has also exhibited her work at the Salone del Mobile Milano, the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York, 100% Design Tokyo, and the Victoria and Albert Museum.
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