Suncatcher is a free standing open air structure creating a stained glass effect activated by daylight, while amplifying the tropical flavors of the pavilion’s location, providing shade and relaxation for visitors from the harshness of the daily sun.
AMLgMATD is a collaborative design studio, based in Miami and established by Laz Ojalde and Natalie Zlamalova in 2014. AMLgMATD experiments in works of art, design objects and environments that reflect a love for unusual and overlooked materials. Examining nostalgia and finding inspiration in patterns and colors mirrored in their subtropical world, they look at their surroundings with a fresh pair of eyes and redefine it with a bit of wit and humor. Their latest interest explores the application of familiar materials onto new forms, and the use of unexpected materials in familiar settings. Laz is a Miami native, Natalie is a Czech transplant. Both were educated in California in the Art & Design fields and met during their artists residency at the ArtCenter/South Florida on Lincoln Road. Laz’s background includes interior and product design, and running a local artist hub called studioLMNOQ. LMNOQ was mentioned in both 2013 and 2014 annual Louis Vuitton City Guide as a place of interest to visit in Miami. Natalie graduated with honors earning a BFA in Graphic Design. Her artwork was included in museum and gallery exhibitions in Los Angeles and South Florida. AMLgMATD’s approach to projects is a result of Laz and Natalie’s combined and contrasting backgrounds. Their modus operandi is based on their abilities to help each other see solutions and possibilities from their respective points of view and present options they would not necessarily discover on their own.