thoughtful creatives ideas
have the power to
create memories, tell stories
& bring smiles
MONOLAYER is a full service interior and creative design firm. We are in the business of making meaningful experiences for our client's guests. We are a team of creators, thinkers, storytellers and producers; we dream things up, sketch them out, develop them and make stories come to life. The studio located in NYC is an incubator and a lab of ideas.
Karen Alvarez and Kota Bando are the founders of MONOLAYER. They have experience designing for some of the world's leading entrepreneurs, hotel groups, retailers and innovators including: Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, Hyatt International, Peninsula Hotels, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, MGM Mirage, Renaissance Hotels, Tiffany & Co, Hugo Boss, Barneys New York, B.R Guest Hospitality and Lettuce Entertain You.