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'Africa by Design is a platform that promotes designers from sub-Safaran Africa. Founder Chrissa Amuah spoke to Dezeen about the programme in a live interview earlier this month and here presents a selection of products from the stable. Amuah, who also runs London-based studio AMWA Designs, established Africa by Design to give the design talent in the region "the respect that it is due". "What leads me naturally to the design of my heritage is that there's soul in it, there's life and it goes beyond surface level," she said. "I was doing research that I was coming across so many other incredible African designers that just didn't have the platform to showcase their work in a way that I've benefited from." "That's where the idea of Africa by design was born: this idea of creating a platform that celebrates the best of African design talent and showcases it to the world in a way that hasn't been given the respect that it's due.'


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