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The women set to dominate the 2022 interiors world combine creativity with an incredible work ethic, engaging across multiple mediums and specialism­s to break down boundaries


1. Drawing on her Ghanaian heritage, award-winning British creative Chrissa Amuah establishe­d Africa by Design in 2017, a platform which promotes African artistic talent, and she is also the founder and creative director of textile brand AMWA Designs. Amuah recently produced a fabric collection for Bernhardt Design which interprets Ghanaian textures, colours, patterns and symbols, and she also conceived the 2021 London Design Biennale Ghana pavilion in collaborat­ion with architect Alice Asafu-adjaye.

2. While British multimedia artist Annie Morris’ colourful sphere stack sculptures – which she describes as ‘abstract paintings that escalate upwards’ – currently make up the majority of her first UK solo museum exhibition at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, her painting and stainedgla­ss skills are demonstrat­ed in an installati­on running the length of Claridge’s bar The Painter’s Room. ‘I’m always exploring materials – it’s exciting to really push myself to try different approaches,’ she says. For 2022, she’s planning an exhibition of new work and tapestries at Provence’s Château La Coste gallery in July.

3. Multi-disciplina­ry Londonbase­d designer Lola Lely’s eponymous studio creates one-of-a-kind furniture pieces, sculptures, installati­ons and events, with a range of lighting with The New Craftsmen soon to debut. She also founded Wax Atelier with designer Yesenia Thibault-picazo in 2017, its team of all-female artisans using traditiona­l techniques and natural materials to make wax objects such as dipped candles which are stocked in over 250 stores worldwide.

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