Alissia Melka-Teichroew – (NL / USA)

 

Works and lives in Newy-York

 

Founder and creative director of byAMT Inc (formerly known as AlissiaMT Design), Alissia is a New World-Old World mash-up. The daughter of a French mother and American father, she was born and raised in The Netherlands. She is a graduate of Design Academy Eindhoven and holds a Master of Industrial Design from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), USA. After stints in Paris, San Francisco, and Boston, she now lives and works in the Greenpoint neighborhood of Brooklyn.

While developing her own original projects, she also served a design residency at the renowned design consultancy IDEO and also worked on staff at Puma International. 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 Acrylic Diamond Ring rendered in candy-colored acrylic, as well as Silver Diamond Ring, ceramic plates folded in easy-to-hold shapes,

Handful of Plates, a mirror that transposes the viewers face over an iconic image of feminine beauty (MEror).

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. Boutiques around the world carry them, including the MoMA store in NY and Tokyo.

byAMT has exhibited work at the Salone del Mobile Milano, Victoria & Albert Museum in London, ICFF in New York, 100% Design Tokyo, and the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Recent projects include, a modular series of branching clothes hooks, TreeHooked, is collaboration with Jan Habraken of Studio Jan Habraken manufactured by Van Esch. This partnership is a personal one as well, since Alissia and Jan wed in October 2006. Also all 4 of the InsideOut Glass Collection are finally available via Charles & Marie, as well as the series of Hand Mirrors: ME-rors. The collection of Vinyl Wall Stickers, Classical Silhouettes, Grandfather Clock and Lacy Sunday for BLIK (whatisblik.com) were also released this past summer.

 

In honor of the re-opening of Victoria & Albert Museums Jewellery Gallery in

May of 2008 they been selling a special byAMT Acrylic Ring Set, consisting of a Pearl Ring, Signet Ring and Diamond Ring. These pieces including the Medal of Honor and Bubble Bracelet are now also available via byAMT Inc.