Strap Collection

McMasterPieces Collection

Strap Collection

Strap Trivet

McMasterPieces Collection

Strap Trivet

Strap Collection

McMasterPieces Collection

Strap Collection

Detail Strap Basket

McMasterPieces Collection

Detail Strap Basket

Strap Leather 2 Tier

McMasterPieces Collection

Strap Leather 2 Tier


    McMasterPieces Collection

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    Title: McMasterPieces Collection


    Client: SightUnseen


    ByAMT’s Alissia Melka-Teichroew was one of a select group of American designers chosen for McMasterPieces, a show curated by online magazine Sight Unseen and exhibited at New York Design Week 2011. Sight Unseen’s asked the designers “to craft unique objects and furnishings” made entirely of parts and raw materials from McMaster-Carr, an Illinois-based industrial parts supplier.

    Out of the more than 480,000 materials sold by McMaster-Carr, Melka-Teichroew found herself drawn to leather strapping and copper-plated hardware. The pairing of supple leather and reddish metal reminded her of cowboy belts worn on the farms and ranches of Minnesota and the Dakotas – where Melka-Teichroew’s father grew up and still has relatives.

    The resulting collection of baskets, totes, and trivets melds austerity and sensuality. Soft leather and bright bits of metal renders the spare forms irresistible – you yearn to touch or pick up these objects.


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