Meet Melissa Rivera Torres

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Melissa Rivera Torres, a furniture designer and business owner born and raised in Mexico, describes her style as modern industrial. She now lives in Pleasant Hill, Calif. She says she loves to use bold colors and fun materials that allow her pieces stand out and make people smile. Melissa says she enjoys working with stainless steel, wood, PVC, acrylic and aluminum and isn’t afraid to try unconventional ideas — she once transformed a 28,000-square-foot warehouse into the stage for Hawaii’s first ever Fashion Month.