Live interview with Ini Archibong and Chrissa Amuah as part of Virtual Design Festival

Designers Ini Archibong and Chrissa Amuah spoke to Dezeen in a live Screentime conversation sponsored by Philips TV & Sound as part of Virtual Design Festival.

Based in Neuchâtel, Switzerland, Archibong discussed his work with Dezeen's founder and editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs.

They were joined by Chrissa Amuah, founder of textile and print brand AMWA Designs and Africa by Design, a platform for African designers.

Archibong studied at ArtCenter in Pasadena and ECAL in Lausanne before founding his studio Design by Ini in 2010.

The studio produces designs for items such as furniture, objects and lighting as well as watch design.

Among Archibong's designs is a table made from a marble top and coloured glass legs, based on mythological characters and biblical stories.

Live interview with Ini Archibong and Chrissa Amuah as part of Virtual Design Festival
Designer Ini Archibong will speak to Dezeen in a live Screentime conversation as part of Virtual Design Festival

The designer also created a two-part collection of furniture for London-based brand Sé which premiered at Milan design week in 2018 and 2019 respectively, and which he spoke to Dezeen about in a 2019 interview.

In 2019, he released a design for a diamond-encrusted watch for French luxury brand Hermès.

Archibong was also a judge for the 2019 edition of Dezeen Awards.

Live interview with Ini Archibong and Chrissa Amuah as part of Virtual Design Festival
Designer Chrissa Amuah will also join the talk

Amuah is a London-based textile and print designer. In 2014, she founded AMWA Designs, a design studio that produces furniture, wallpaper, fabrics and lighting that incorporates Adinkra symbology, a series of symbols hailing from Ghana that are used in pottery, clothing and architectural features to convey meaningful proverbs.

This conversation is sponsored by Philips TV & Sound and is part of our Screentime series for Virtual Design Festival.

Previous sessions have included Marjan van Aubel from the Netherlands, Shahar Livne from Israel and Adam Nathaniel Furman from the UK.

About Virtual Design Festival

Virtual Design Festival runs from 15 April to 30 June 2020. It brings the architecture and design world together to celebrate the culture and commerce of our industry, and explore how it can adapt and respond to extraordinary circumstances.

To find out what's coming up at VDF, check out the schedule. For more information or to join the mailing list, email vdf@dezeen.com.