I try to find the fine line between aesthetics and functional.

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 American father, she was born and raised in The Netherlands.She spent her undergraduate years at Design Academy Eindhoven (NL) and holds a Masters of Industrial Design from the Rhode Island School of Design (USA). Alissia has been developing her own designs since graduating from Eindhoven, but along the way has worked at design consultancy IDEO and at Puma International.

Beyond her work, Alissia contributes to the international dialogue about design through curating exhibits and teaching. Her exhibitions include Bits ‘n Pieces” at Material Connexion in New York City, “Still Life” at Trespa Design Centre in New York City, ”Cite Goes Dutch” and “Cite Goes America” at Cite Showroom in New York City. She has also consulted as a curator at some galleries and showrooms.

As a design educator, Alissia has lectured or guest-critiqued at such institutions as RISD, Chicago Art Institute, Philadelphia University of the Arts, California College of Arts, and Cranbrook Academy of Arts. In 2010, Alissia was a visiting professor at Pratt Institute in New York.

About byAMT Brand

New York-based design studio byAMT creates jewelry, home goods, and furniture that tweak expectations and invite delight.

Quintessential byAMT products an acrylic version of the classic wedding ring; the Peasant Collection, contemporary furniture made of rustic wood; and Jointed Jewels, elegant ball-jointed necklaces, bracelets, and rings created on a 3-D printing machine, layer by layer. These objects share the same quirky sensibility: a twist on an iconic form or a surprising use of a material. A byAMT object demands a reaction, whether a chuckle or a serious debate.

Hailed as “thought-provoking” and described as design that “is as much about whimsy as practicality,” byAMT has been featured in many magazines, newspapers, and blogs, including the New York Times, Dwell, and Fast Company. byAMT has also exhibited at the Salone del Mobile Milano, ICFF in New York, 100% Design Tokyo, Material Connexion New York, and Victoria & Albert Museum, among others.

byAMT products are currently available at stores like MoMa Store, Le Bon Marché, and many more. Current available products are produced by: Van Esch, Palau, Functionals.eu, Y’A Pas Le Feu Au Lac, Blik Surface Graphics, Charles & Marie, as well as by the byAMT Inc. studio itself

Contact

General Sales contact
sales@byamt.com

Sweden Sales Contact
FINAKADEMIEN / Annika Törnqvist
+46 722009088
hej@finakademien.se
Finakademien Website

PR Contact
Kate Williams / Pistol PR
+1 917 767 4297
info@pistolpr.com

Clients

Candle Light

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In 2001 Ilona Huvernaars and Alissia Melka-Teichroew were asked by Intermezzo in Dordrecht (NL) to present a setting for an exhibition called “The grass is always greener on the other side”. This is when ideas formed to design products that were contrary to their nature. A tree trunk is not a luxury object, a lamp using electricity is not a product extracted from nature. Is the grass really greener on the other side? Is is really better to have a lamp powered by electricity? What if the power is out or you’re out in the backyard?

The Candle Light is an all Wax Lamp with a wick through the lamp shade. When you light it, it lights the lamp shade just like a regular bulb, but without electricity. You can keep them in your house or even put them in your garden to create some indoor features in your outdoor space.

Currently not produced. If you are interested in producing this product please contact us at: info@byamt.com