AMLgMATD, a Miami-based collaborative studio established by Laz Ojalde and Natalie Zlamalova in 2014, experiments in works of art, design objects and environments that reflect their love of unusual and overlooked materials. AMLgMATD’s modus operandi consists of incorporating historical and geographical research into their visual language, playing with the sense of nostalgia, the application of familiar materials onto new forms and unexplored materials into familiar settings, and redefining their surroundings. AMLgMATD’s works are collected by private and corporate clients in Miami, New York, and Los Angeles, and their WEBSTR stools are available throughout the US in both boutique and museum stores.
AMLgMATD has shown work in museums and galleries throughout South Florida. For five seasons, They have been invited to participate in creating public seating & installations at UNTITLED, Art in Miami Beach during Art Basel. They also have been selected by the jury in the City of Miami's Art in Public Places program to complete a large-scale mural and custom hand-made breeze block security wall at the new ASPCA Community Veterinary Center in Liberty City, Florida. This project, in conjunction with TSAO Design Group, received the “AIA Miami Honor Award of Excellence” for Divine Detail (2020), the “IIDA South Florida Chapter BRAGG 2020 Award” (2020), and “Honorable Mention” in the 2020 Contract Magazine Inspirations Awards (2020). Additionally, AMLgMATD showcased their public seating installation throughout the 2020 and 2021 Design Miami seasons in the Design District.
Laz is a Miami native, Natalie was born and raised in the Czech Republic. Both were educated in California in the Art & Design fields and met during their artists residency at the ArtCenter/South Florida.
Laz’s background includes interior and product design, and running a local artist hub called studioLMNOQ. The studio was mentioned in the 2013 & 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 from Otis College of Art and Design. Her personal artwork was included in museum and gallery exhibitions in Los Angeles and South Florida.