Anna von Schewen graduated from the University of Art, Craft and Design in Stockholm in 1995. Part of her studies was at the UIAH - University of Art and Design Helsinki. After her graduation a scholarship brought her to the design studio of Niels Gammelgaard in Copenhagen where she joined the design team for two years. Back in Stockholm in 1997 Anna von Schewen starts her own design studio from where she works independently since.
She has gained a reputation for her experimental furniture design as well as attended exhibition designs and architecture. Significant in her work is the interest in developing structures based on textile but also stretching other material and techniques to create useful objects. With the Latta chair she examines the possibility to make a soft seat without using upholstery material. Later with the Hug chair she shows how to transform a poetic idea of sitting, into a complex, industrially produced structure in solid wood.
Anna von Schewen works for Gärsnäs, Lammhults, Ikea, Pukeberg, Collection Pascale, Skruf, Svenskt Tenn. Her design has been awarded Excellent Swedish Design 1998, 1999 and Excellent Swedish Design Design Prize 2002 and Best in Swedish Design for the EDIDA/Elle Decoration International Design Awards in 2002. In 2003 she received the prestigious Bruno Mathsson Award.
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