Mortlach
By
Chrissa Amuah


Born and raised in London, Chrissa Amuah brings her heritage from Ghana, Togo and Benin to her conceptual designs across textiles, print, furniture and a diverse range of materials. She has always described living with a sense of duality, which she adeptly translates in a beautiful assimilation of concepts and cultures. The founder of AMWA Designs, Amuah made her international debut at SaloneSatellite, Milan Design Week; launched Africa By Design with the intention of cross-pollinating ideas and talent within Africa; and she continues to collaborate with renowned architects and design institutions around the world.

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The Light


"The 2.81 light structure is underpinned by parallels of layered process, science, materials and story, intended to mirror the Mortlach distilling process. It starts with a cool white light, which represents the cold snow of the mountains, where water is collected to begin distillation. The light then transitions to a cool blue – a nod to a change of temperature and introduction of the barley that begins forming the whisky liquid. The next transition jumps to a warm amber light, a suggestion of what becomes of the liquid after the 2.81 distilling process. The final light transition, a deep orange-brown, is a celebration of the completion of the Mortlach way and the whisky itself."

— Chrissa Amuah

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