Tell us about your business.Founded in 2005 by Alissia Melka-Teichroew, New York based design studio byAMT creates clever contemporary jewelry, home goods, and furniture that tweak expectations and invite delight. Hailed as “thought-provoking” and described as design that “is as much about whimsy as practicality,” byAMT has been featured in The New York Times, Dwell, and Fast Company. byAMT is part of the increasingly borderless art world, and has garnered new markets through showing at the Salone del Mobile Milano, Material Connexion New York, Victoria & Albert Museum, etc. The byAMT collection includes an acrylic version of the classic wedding ring, contemporary furniture and wallpapers, and elegant quilted and ball-jointed jewelry created on a 3-D printing machine. While made from a range of different materials, each object shares the same quirky sensibility: a twist on an iconic form or a surprising use of a material. byAMT objects demand a reaction, whether it is a chuckle or a serious debate.
What makes your business stand out?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. By combining these experiences and different cultures, byAMT's designs are a twist on what we all know and understand, in both materiality and story.
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