Alissia Melka-Teichroew is founder and creative director of byAMT Studio, based in New York. Daughter of a French mother and American father, she was born and raised in The Netherlands. While developing her own original projects, such as the Diamond Rings, InsideOut Glasses and Jointed Jewels, she also worked at the renowned design consultancy IDEO and worked on staff at Puma International. Alissia’s transcontinental background is reflected in her fluidity and the 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.

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