Alissia Melka-Teichroew, founder and creative director of byAMT 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 is a graduate of Design Academy Eindhoven and holds a Master of Industrial Design from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), USA. After stints in Paris, San Francisco, and Boston, she now lives and works in the Greenpoint neighborhood of Brooklyn. While developing her own original projects, she also served a design residency at the renowned design consultancy IDEO and also worked on staff at Puma International. Alissias transcontinental background is reflected in her fluidity and 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: the archetypical Acrylic Diamond Ring rendered in candy-colored acrylic, as well as Silver Diamond Ring, ceramic plates folded in easy-to-hold shapes, Handful of Plates, a mirror that transposes the viewers face over an iconic image of feminine beauty (ME-ror).This uncanny ability to tweak expectations has delighted design cognoscenti and consumers alike. ID Magazine, Nylon Magazine, New York Times and InView among many other publications, have featured byAMT products. Boutiques around the world carry them, including the MoMA store and Conran Shop. byAMT has exhibited work at the Salone del Mobile Milano, Victoria & Albert Museum in London, ICFFin New York, 100% Design Tokyo, and the Victoria and AlbertMuseum.