Alissia Melka-Teichroew was born and raised in The Netherlands, the daughter of a French mother and American father. She is the founder and creative director of byAMT Studio, based in New York.

Alissia’s transcontinental background is reflected in her fluidity and the fluency of her designs. Attuned to the latest innovations, trends and materials, she infuses her work with a charismatic personality and mischievous sensibility. Her products are savvy, sophisticated, and witty.

While developing original projects such as the Diamond Rings, InsideOut Glasses and Jointed Jewels, Alissia also worked at the renowned design consultancy IDEO, and was also on staff at Puma International.

Photo: Lisa Klappe


“I like looking around for no reason at all. It keeps me interested in what’s around me.”