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After encountering the work of designers Verner Panton and Ettore Sottsass during her time at University of the Arts London, Kusheda Mensah soon pivoted her attention from fabrics to furniture. “I was looking at what I was going to be making fabric for,” she says, “and I thought: This is really boring. I should start making the actual pieces.” 

She could hardly have dreamed that, one year later, her work would be showcased at SaloneSatellite in Milan. “I just applied with hope, a statement and drawings, and I got accepted,” Mensah recalls. Her eponymous line, Modular by Mensah, was then solidified; the British–Ghanaian designer hasn’t looked back.

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