McMasterPieces: Alissia Melka-Teichroew

by Grace Bonney

One of my favorite parts of last month’s design week in NYC was an offsite show curated by Sight Unseen called “McMasterpieces“. McMasterpieces was a celebration of beautiful raw materials from the legendary McMaster-Carr catalog, an industrial parts supplier based in New Jersey. Artists focused on these basic but useful materials to create a wide range of work. My favorite pieces from the show however, belonged to designer Alissia Melka-Teichroew. Along with her intern, Tomm Velthuis, Alissia used leather, birch dowels and rivets to create a trivet, tiered server and, my favorite, these gorgeous leather bags/baskets with bright yellow handles. We are working on a project inspired by these leather pieces for the D*S summer project and I’ve had these images on my desktop for weeks, so I decided to share them here this morning and give you a little peek at what’s been bopping around inside my head since last month. Click here to check out more of Alissia’s work online and the pieces she created for the McMasterpieces show. xo, grace

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