Chrissa Amuah

Chrissa Amuah

Founder & Creative Director: AMWA Designs + AFRICA BY DESIGNLondon, United Kingdom
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Chrissa Amuah

Chrissa Amuah

Founder & Creative Director: AMWA Designs + AFRICA BY DESIGNLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Chrissa Amuah is the Founder & Creative Director of AMWA Designs, an Adinkra inspired luxury homeware and interiors brand. She is an MA graduate from the world-renowned Chelsea College of Art & Design, University of the Arts London. Chrissa describes living with a sense of duality. Although born and raised in London, her heritage stems from Ghana, Togo and Benin; but it is from Ghana that she draws most of her design led inspiration. Following an international debut at Milan Design Week 2015, Chrissa has gained global recognition with press features in Elle Décor Italia, Departures magazine and the FT’s How To Spend It, to name a few. She has since gone on to establish AFRICA BY DESIGN; a concept of love intended to showcase and celebrate the best of Africa’s design talent. AFRICA BY DESIGN works to create international commercial opportunities for its featured designers. www.amwadesigns.com www.africabydesign.org
Projects
  • Freedom To Move
    Freedom To MoveThe journey continues, with the First Lady of Afrobeats herself, @tiwasavage. Wearing Ògún II A homage to Ògún - the traditional Yorùbá god of war, metal and technology. By @TosinOshinowo x @Chrissa.Amuah - crafted headpieces tying new technology with ancient techniques inspired by the theme #FREEDOMTOMOVE. Credits: @muhammedjamma - Sculptor
@kelzomo - Sculptor @stampar3d - 3D Printing
@funs_o - 3D Modeller
@art_gene6ix - 3D Modeller cmdesign_atelier - 3D Renders + Animations @arc_smart - 3
  • Freedom To Move
    Freedom To MoveOnce upon a time in a far away land, their journey continued… Hailing from #Khazakstan, courtesy of @kyran_talapbek (featuring @star17ast) Ògún II A homage to Ògún - the traditional Yorùbá god of war, metal and technology. By @TosinOshinowo x @Chrissa.Amuah - crafted headpieces tying new technology with ancient techniques inspired by the theme #FREEDOMTOMOVE Credits: @muhammedjamma - Sculptor
@kelzomo - Sculptor @stampar3d - 3D Printing
@funs_o - 3D Modeller
@art_gene6ix - 3D Modeller cmdes
  • House & Garden Magazine, UK - October 2021
    House & Garden Magazine, UK - October 2021
  • House & Garden Magazine, UK - October 2021
    House & Garden Magazine, UK - October 2021Honoured to be listed in the 2021 Edition of Design 100, as one of the people, places, products and ideas shaping the world of contemporary design.
  • An Honour to be Day 74 of @justynagreen’s 100 Days of Gratitude �
    An Honour to be Day 74 of @justynagreen’s 100 Days of Gratitude �✨ OPPORTUNITIES ✨ “I’m grateful for the wonderful opportunities that came my way this past year. At the beginning of the pandemic, my heart sunk, and a deep sadness seeped in. It seemed as though the momentum of everything I’d worked so hard for, had come to an abrupt stop. Somewhere, somehow, blind faith has seen me fulfil the most promising year of my design design career to date. For that I am truly grateful.” #100daysofgratitude #gratitude #illustration #illustrator
  • Amplify, Ghana pavilion - London Design Biennale 2021
    Amplify, Ghana pavilion - London Design Biennale 2021Amplify is the culmination of a two year journey and we could not have done it without your support - thank you! The London Biennale is now finished, but Amplify’s journey is just beginning. Watch this space, we look forward to sharing plans for its the next steps. ✨ Sponsored By African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) and Supported By The Government of Ghana #amplifyghana2021 #ldb2021
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Projects credited in
  • Championing Diversity: This Black History Month 2018, meet 100 creatives inspiring change
    Championing Diversity: This Black History Month 2018, meet 100 creatives inspiring changeThis Black History Month 2018, we’ve brought together a group of outstanding industry heroes to each nominate 10 black changemakers and creators that are shaping culture, arts, design, business, tech and beyond. We still have a way to go when it comes to conquering the lack of diversity in the creative industry - which is why it so important for us, as a platform, to use our force for good. To do so, throughout the year we spotlight incredible people, the projects that they are involved with
  • Leaders with social heart: 100 creative changemakers
    Leaders with social heart: 100 creative changemakersCelebrating social responsibility is at the heart of what we do, so we've partnered with Squarespace – whose mission is to inspire people with creative ideas to succeed – to shine a light on 100 influential luminaries from art, technology, charity, design, business and more that are working tirelessly to make our world a better place. To highlight these organisations, we asked 10 creative changemakers to each nominate 10 people behind inspiring brands, products and movements with amazing social
  • Championing Diversity: this Black History Month, meet 100 creatives inspiring change
    Championing Diversity: this Black History Month, meet 100 creatives inspiring changeWe asked 11 of our creative heroes to each nominate 10 leading black change makers and creators who are shaping the current climate with raw talent, big ideas and crazy hard work. There is still a huge disparity of BAME individuals in the creative industry. Currently only 13% of the creative industry workforce identify as coming from Black and Minority Ethnic backgrounds. In addition, only 8% of senior positions have BAME representation. Spotlighting this subject is as important as ever. True d
Skills
  • Textile Design
  • Management
  • Curation