Thinking Outside the Box.
That sums up Michele Alfano as architect, designer of interiors and furniture, entrepreneur, philanthropist and personality.
Daughter of a pioneer in the application of light and photonics technology, she was instilled to do more than what is expected, look at what's next: be passionate and inspired in all she does.
As an architect and interior designer including airport, retail, restaurant and residential, she's continually moved outside the box. Currently with an architectural firm outside her NY home, she serves Manhattan, Brooklyn, Deal and Lawrence residences.
One past work, the Iwataya Passage in Fukuoka Japan used multi-media, light and the feeling of water underground. Recognized by Architectural Record and Interior Magazine, it represents a career of significant awards including an AIA Honors Award.
As an entrepreneur, she's created ModDesignGuru.com which has earned almost every accolade available for a design site. More than a site, it's a "design tank". The mission: to investigate how innovators are changing the way we live our lives today and tomorrow from emerging artists to premier design voices in the fields of architecture, interior, product and fashion.
Inject love: anyone can learn from her outlook in creating an experience and weaving a story with purity, boldness, the unexpected, amusing and tactile.
She brings this same energy and excitement to philanthropic work. As one of its premier designers, we'll get the first look at last night's DIFFA picnic: The Design Industries Foundation for AIDS research. She can be seen in the Hamptons or Cologne promoting great charities and represented at important industry events.
There is so much to learn from architecture to outlook during this exciting 2 hours!