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
  • Amplify, Ghana Pavilion - London Design Biennale 2021 Launch
    Amplify, Ghana Pavilion - London Design Biennale 2021 LaunchThe culmination of a two year journey and it couldn’t have been done without your support - thank you. Amplify London Design Biennale, Ghana Pavilion Room 23 Somerset House, London 1 - 27 June 2021 Join Us! TO BOOK TICKETS click here https://www.somersethouse.org.uk/whats-on/london-design-biennale-2021 Lead Sponsor – Afreximbank (@afreximbankofficial) Supported by the Government of Ghana, Ministry of Tourism, Culture & Creative Arts (Ghana), and Creative Arts Council (Ghana) #amplifygh2021
  • Amplify - A Conversation with Afua Hirsch
    Amplify - A Conversation with Afua HirschResponding to this year’s @londondesignbiennale theme ‘Resonance,’ we sat with broadcaster, author, film maker and journalist Afua Hirsch, to discuss how Amplify explores the conversation between Ghana and two of its former colonial rulers, Britain and Denmark, over four centuries. Amplify is an exploration of what might have been, had the relationship between Ghana and its former colonisers been fair and mutually beneficial, contrasted with the reality of pillage and exploitation.
  • A Sense of Duality - Two Worlds, One View
    A Sense of Duality - Two Worlds, One ViewIn collaboration with Bernhardt Design, one of America's leading furniture and textile companies. https://bernhardttextiles.com/
  • The DUALITY COLLECTION, by Chrissa Amuah in Collaboration with Bernhardt Design
    The DUALITY COLLECTION, by Chrissa Amuah in Collaboration with Bernhardt DesignThe story of this collection starts with the relevance of symbolism, texture, colour and pattern. Six Designs, in 56 Colourways. https://bernhardttextiles.com/
  • AMPLIFY, Ghana pavilion - London Design Biennale 2021
    AMPLIFY, Ghana pavilion - London Design Biennale 2021Chrissa Amuah (Designer), and Alice Asafu-Adjaye (Architect), both of dual Ghanaian-British nationality, and practicing in London and Accra respectively, combine their insights and perspectives on art and design to represent Ghana at the London Design Biennale 2021, at Somerset House, London. Originally set to take place in September last year, the biennale has been rescheduled to 1 - 31 June this year, due to the pandemic. So close to the finishing line, they ask for your support to help get
  • ICON Magazine
    ICON MagazineProudly featured in the Spring 2021 edition of ICON Magazine. Talking all things design and Brexit. Image Credit: Spark Photography
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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 changeKaren Blackett OBE Chief executive at MediaCom Karen Blackett OBE, is chairwoman of MediaCom and a widely admired leader in ad-land, known for infusing authenticity with success. Karen was the first businesswoman to top the Powerlist 100, champions her uncommon position as a senior black woman in the advertising industry and openly discusses her working-class, second generation immigrant roots when in conversation with press. Karen is a huge inspiration for diversity in the creative industry.
  • 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