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. Since its launch,
AFRICA BY DESIGN has exhibited in five cities across four
In 2017, Chrissa was recognised as the Black British Business Award Consumer & Luxury Category ‘Rising Star’.
2020 will see the launch of her collection with Bernhardt Design - one of America’s most highly reputed and largest textile and furniture manufacturers.
AMWA Designs is also selected as the upholstery supplier for the relaunch of the Holiday Inn, Lusaka Zambia.
The highlights of 2020 include, Chrissa Amuah’s collaboration with renowned architect, Alice Asafu-Adjaye, to represent Ghana for the London Biennale 2020.
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