EXPERIENCE
MAKERS

thoughtful creatives ideas
have the power to
create memories, tell stories
& bring smiles

GLAMOROUS

INTELLECTUAL

ENERGY

UNDERSTATED

CHIC

PLAYFULNESS

DARING

POLISHED

SOPHISTICATED

ECLECTIC

LIVELINESS

JOYFULNESS

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.

ALLURE

BOLDNESS

DRAMA

DELIGHT

ROMANCE

WARMTH

HAUTE

ENTICEMENT

REFINEMENT

LUXURIANCE

SIMPLICITY

PECULIARITY

CHIC

LOCAL FLAIR

INGENUITY

POETRY

SOPHISTICATION

PROPORTION

VOLUME

LAYERS

DEPTH

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