BESPOKE & SPECIALISED
CURATED                 FURNITURE DESIGN

Great design is important. As the world gets faster, more demanding, and ever more complex, the need for designers to create amazing workspaces is not a luxury, it’s essential. Accelerated digitalization, a greater focus on sustainability, how to create a more positive environment for an increasingly diverse team are just some of the trends and challenges workplace designers need to understand and embrace.

MCONTRAST was conceived to be the bridge between designers wanting to do great work and select forward-looking furniture manufacturers producing the best and latest products. We don’t work with everyone, only those who are inspired to think and act differently as the best way to meet their clients’ rising expectations and needs.

MCONTRAST does things differently by combining innovative forward-looking design with quality and sustainable manufacturing while remaining commercially viable. Honest and transparent collaboration is core and builds trust, which is the foundation for delivering great work. The kind of work that makes a meaningful difference in people’s everyday lives.

By working closely with designers, we understand their vision and what they are trying to achieve, and by working closely with select manufacturers, we get to understand their products holistically, from how they are made through to their exact placement, use, and life expectancy in the built environment. Sharing these insights allows us to curate the furniture ranges in a way that makes it easier for designers to find their ideal solution, but without depriving them of meaningful choice. In addition, it helps us guide manufacturers to produce what is needed, which is beneficial for everyone.

About
EMMA ROBSON
START WITH        WHO

Commercially astute, solution orientated interior and product designer who supports designers and dealers to deliver better outcomes for their clients and navigate our fast-evolving industry.

About
“Be yourself; everyone else is already                              taken.”
                                                                                                   -Oscar Wilde

I created MCONTRAST as the solution for designers and dealers wanting more support in selecting the right products for their projects. We work with designers as a trusted partner to enhance their original design intent, helping deliver a better outcome for their clients, often realizing meaningful cost savings.

Central to my role is to predict how the workplace environment is evolving and translate this into new and better product designs for corporate workspaces and hospitality. Accelerated digitalization, a greater focus on sustainability, a more positive environment for an increasingly diverse team is just some of the trends workplace designers need to understand and embrace. As part of this, we actively cultivate closer relationships within the A&D community.

The MCONTRAST product range I have curated is unique and continues to grow as it combines innovative forward-looking design with quality and sustainable manufacturing while remaining commercially viable. As I work closely with my production partners, I understand my products holistically, from manufacturing to their exact placement, use and life expectancy in the built environment.

My day-to-day role is the usual mix of driving sales by building new relationships and deepening existing ones, ensuring projects are delivered successfully, and leading my team. I personally visit my production partners all over the world to ensure our designs can be manufactured to the highest standards based on consistent lead times and at the best possible price.

I respond well to challenges and am solution driven. I constantly strive to improve and learn from project to project. Mostly I just wish I had more hours in my day.

OUR                      TEAM
Rebecca Shapiro

Rebecca Shapiro

Sales Manager

With over 30 years of experience working alongside the Architect, Design, and Dealer community, Rebecca's role as Market Manager, enables her to follow through on her commitment to act as a resource for her clients. She is happy to jump in with suggestions on products, always with the Project's Design Intent in mind, helping to meet budgets, lead times, or any challenging criteria. Rebecca sincerely, after 30 plus years, is still WOWED to see the photos of projects completed.

We love what we do, so we do what we love. Our enthusiasm translates into successful projects.

Our primary goal is to present an innovative and unique portfolio of products. Our curated collection enhances your original design content. We offer fresh ideas, resulting in boosted productivity for the client and a pleasurable experience for people inhabiting the space.
This is our team’s shared passion.

Laura Osuna Deulofeu

Laura Osuna Deulofeu

Operations Manager

Laura fills many roles within the company but her primary role is to lead up logistics to ensure that all orders are handled accurately and timely from order placement through to client delivery. Logistics are complex at the best of times but operating in a post-pandemic and troubled supply chain environment has given Laura some ‘fun’ new challenges to overcome. In addition to the primary responsibilities above Laura is adept at managing her own client projects so has an end-to-end view of our entire food chain from sales to delivery. Combining her natural negotiation skills and European roots gives Laura a major advantage when intermediating between sales personnel and manufacturers across the globe. Laura was born and educated in Spain prior to moving to NYC.

We love what we do, so we do what we love. Our enthusiasm translates into successful projects.

Our primary goal is to present an innovative and unique portfolio of products. Our curated collection enhances your original design content. We offer fresh ideas, resulting in boosted productivity for the client and a pleasurable experience for people inhabiting the space.
This is our team’s shared passion.

Angela Moscoso

Angela Moscoso

Senior Project Manager

With over 20 years of experience in the contract furniture industry, Angela brings her extensive knowledge and experience to ensure the seamless execution of any duties assigned. Angela is solutions-oriented and effectively navigates the priorities of the clients, teams, and projects. As a Senior Project Manager, she will coordinate requests between designers and dealers. She is here to help with your project inquiries.

We love what we do, so we do what we love. Our enthusiasm translates into successful projects.

Our primary goal is to present an innovative and unique portfolio of products. Our curated collection enhances your original design content. We offer fresh ideas, resulting in boosted productivity for the client and a pleasurable experience for people inhabiting the space.
This is our team’s shared passion.

Jacklyn Soto

Jacklyn Soto

Senior Project Manager

With over 20 years of experience in the Interior Design industry, Jackie brings her knowledge, and creativity to ensure the proper execution of any duties assigned. As a Senior Project Manager on the team, she will help take your requests and produce results; helping to coordinate between Designers, Dealers, Manufacturers, and Shipping Companies. Jackie is a problem-solver, who can generate workable solutions, and effectively navigate the priorities of the clients, team, and projects. Reach out to her today, to help with your project inquiries.

We love what we do, so we do what we love. Our enthusiasm translates into successful projects.

Our primary goal is to present an innovative and unique portfolio of products. Our curated collection enhances your original design content. We offer fresh ideas, resulting in boosted productivity for the client and a pleasurable experience for people inhabiting the space.
This is our team’s shared passion.

Betsy Azer

Betsy Azer

Chief Financial Officer

I direct and oversee the financial activities of MCONTRAST, direct the preparation of current financial reports and summaries, and create forecasts predicting future growth. I have a proven talent for creating a progressive financial vision that supports a successful, growing, and professional design-oriented business dealing with global partners.

We love what we do, so we do what we love. Our enthusiasm translates into successful projects.

Our primary goal is to present an innovative and unique portfolio of products. Our curated collection enhances your original design content. We offer fresh ideas, resulting in boosted productivity for the client and a pleasurable experience for people inhabiting the space.
This is our team’s shared passion.

Willie Thomas

Willie Thomas

Assistant Controller

I am an effective team leader with over 15 years of practical accounting experience. Starting out as an intern at a non-profit organization, I am currently an Assistant Controller with a wealth of knowledge within this industry. Throughout my career, I have prioritized expanding my skillset and coming up with innovative ways to promote my company’s financial wellbeing. My technical knowledge has enabled me to expand accounting processes and control systems that have added growth to the business.

We love what we do, so we do what we love. Our enthusiasm translates into successful projects.

Our primary goal is to present an innovative and unique portfolio of products. Our curated collection enhances your original design content. We offer fresh ideas, resulting in boosted productivity for the client and a pleasurable experience for people inhabiting the space.
This is our team’s shared passion.

Testimonials

Nerida Chin - Office Manager

ROKT

Nabil Furughi - Senior Furniture Consultant

THE FURNITURE PRACTICE

MCONTRAST has an amazing portfolio of design-led commercial grade furniture pieces which stand out from the rest of the market. Their exceptional service and experienced design team have overcome many challenges, focused on providing the best solutions for our clients, and delivered some beautiful projects together.

Casey Reede - Senior Associate Business Development

DAILY HARVEST

Em was so incredible and easy to work with! Her team was flexible and so accommodating. They created the most beautiful pieces for our new office that we will have for years to come. Everyone who walks into our space is in awe of everything from the lights, the furniture, the textures, shapes, colors- everything! Could not recommend Em and her team at MCONTRAST more!

Claire McPoland - Senior Associate | Interior Design Professional

HOK

Emma and her team are a very unique combination. Their commitment to understanding your vision and working collaboratively with you as a designer is hugely valuable. Their passion for sourcing new and exciting products acknowledges an evolving workplace in which innovative furniture solutions are key.

Danielle Arps - Co-Founder and Head of Design at Artisan

ARTISAN

Working with Emma and MCONTRAST adds so much value to any team. She works to ensure the best result and will problem solve, and troubleshoot until you get to reach the desired goal. I can't recommend her enough as a consultant and partner for design projects, especially those of a larger scope!

Dr. Mark Albert - M.D., F.A.C.S

ALBERT PLASTIC SURGERY

I recently renovated my medical office and Emma was beyond phenomenal as a designer and MCONTRAST consultant. Emma has exquisite taste and is extremely detailed oriented. Most importantly, she would not rest until every single detail was 100% perfect. Her choices for Mcontrast pieces were ideal, and not only did she consider the space but also considered my clientele‘s characteristics when choosing the dimensions of the furniture. Highly recommend, A+++++.

Kerry Murphy - Director | Design & Planning, Lifestyle at Hyatt Hotels Corporation

HYATT HOTELS CORPORATION

MCONTRAST offers a great curated collection of contract products. Emma is a highly-skilled designer who is also incredibly thorough and passionate about creating a beautiful product and supporting the design vision of the interior designer.

THE STORY BEHIND
EVERY                PROJECT

Our primary goal is to present an innovative and unique portfolio of products. Our curated collection enhances your original design content.

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