Michele Alfano is the founder and creative director of Studio ModMADE, a collaborative studio focused on the nexus of interior design and technology.

STUDIO CORE BELIEFS:  1. Innovation  2. Design which heightens the experience of spatial + daily living.

STUDIO MISSION: Michele brings her signature approach, “a tailored emotional intelligence,” to life by beckoning spaces to make you think, feel and want to touch.

 

the CHARRED BAR: Exterior Living. HOW DO YOU PERLICK COMPETITION FINALIST 2016

 

CENTERHALL modern | House A with WMA Architects

 

KITCHEN transitional modern | House F

 

DIFFA PICNIC BY DESIGN 2016- MOLECULE DESIGN

 I designed a molecular basket design which embodied a fractal nature with patterns essentially repeating over and over again. Inspired by atoms, the design revealed how we are all made out of atoms - our bodies and the universe. The universe is made up of 5% atoms and the rest dark matter and energy. Astronomers as well as medical researchers are on the brink of discoveries whether it be the vast unknown or diseases like AIDS. The molecular basket stands as a beacon of hope. I worked with Tiago Fonseca of Five Star Millwork who brought my design to life.

 

RECLAIMED modern Bathroom | House B

 

ZEN modern Family room| House B

 

DIFFA PICNIC BY DESIGN 2015- TRANSFORMATIVE BASKET OF BEATS

For a fun twist, a panel of design experts evaluated picnic baskets this yer, choosing the most impressive to be featured on Interior Design Magazine.net. ModMADE tied for First place  along with Gensler.

Constructed by Five Star Millwork

 

ZEN modern Bathroom  | House B

 

DIFFA PICNIC BY DESIGN 2014 Farm-Chic inspired wheelbarrow converts into a table|picnic experience. 

Uses Reclaimed oak with Landsmeer (Citrine), Illusion Weave (Citrine), Kingswalk(Citrine), and Mod Reeves (Steel) featuring the sunny colors from Robert Allen and DwellStudio’s Modern Color Theory collection. Constructed with the incredible Five Star Millwork

 

KIDS modern bed | House K

 

TRANSITIONAL modern | House Z - IN PROGRESS

 

DIFFA PICNIC BY DESIGN 2013 :LIFE'S ESSENTIALS 

THE PURE ELEMENTS OF LIFE: AIR, FIRE, EARTH AND WATER. EACH ESSENTIAL LIFE ELEMENT IS EMBEDDED INTO THE EXPERIENCE:

AIR: the EOS light fixture by Vita lighting is encased in pure bird feathers. ( fixture donated by Vita lighting)

FIRE: CANDLES. 

EARTH: THE CROSS-SECTION OF THE BOX DEPICTS THE EARTH AND ITS MANY LAYERS. THE BASKET'S TOP LAYER TRANSFORMS INTO A TABLE FOR TWO, PERFECT FOR A PICNIC.

WATER: A POP OF OCEAN BLUE.

FABRICATOR: FIVESTARMILLWORK 

 

VANITY modern | with WMA ARCHITECTS

 

 

BESPOKE modern | House C with WMA ARCHITECTS

 

 

CLOSET modern | House H with WMA ARCHITECTS

 

DIFFA PICNIC BY DESIGN 2012, RE-CONSTRUCT BAG. INSPIRED BY RICHARD SERRA'S 'SEQUENCE' CORTAN SCULPTURES.

MATERIALS USED: PLUMBING STRAP WAS BASKET WEAVED AROUND THE FRAME OF THE BAG  AND ELECTRICAL WIRE WAS WRAPPED AROUND THE STRAPS.