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.