byAMT is an interdisciplinary New York-based design studio helmed by Alissia Melka-Teichroew, a Dutch-French-American designer whose cultural background is as fluid and multifaceted as her practice. Its acclaimed jewelry, home goods, and furniture designs explore boundaries between craft, technology, aesthetics and functionality, often through a quirky and clever twist on an iconic form or surprising use of a material. Quintessential byAMT products include an acrylic version of the classic diamond ring; the sophisticated Quilt Collection of jewelry rendered in wood, precious metals, and 3D-printed nylon, and the Strap collection of travel bags, storage containers and planters, where rustic leather manufacturing meets modern and minimal form.
Best known for creating innovative furniture, home products and jewelry with strong narratives, surprising twists and immediate appeal, byAMT is also a creative consultancy that draws upon Melka-Teichroew’s large industry network, deep knowledge of current design thinking and astute branding instincts for services like creative direction, trend and color research, lecturing, and teaching. Each of byAMT’s disciplines inform and complement the other, resulting in a 360° resource for design innovation and storytelling.
ABOUT ALISSIA MELKA-TEICHROEW
Multinational, New York-based designer Alissia Melka-Teichroew was born and raised in The Netherlands by an American father and a French mother. She holds an undergraduate degree from the Design Academy Eindhoven (NL) and a Masters of Industrial Design from the Rhode Island School of Design (USA).
Though best known for her innovative and delightfully though-provoking jewelry, home goods, and furniture, Alissia is also a sought after trend analyst, creative director, teacher and curator. She holds biannual trend presentations for leading design companies, consults as a creative director for catalogs and trade fair displays, and curates exhibitions. As a design educator, Alissia has lectured or guest-critiqued at institutions like RISD, Chicago Art Institute, and Cranbrook Academy of Arts. In 2010, she was a visiting professor at Pratt Institute in New York.