ANNA VON SCHEWEN
Anna von Schewen graduated in Interior Architecture and Furniture Design in 1995 after studying at the Helsinki University of Art and Design.
In 1997 she started her own design studio, “Anna von Schewen Design and Architecture” in Stockholm. Work undertaken includes projects in architecture, interior design and exhibition design as well as furniture and product design.
Anna collaborates with several well-known Swedish producers such as Articles, Gärsnäs, Lammhults, Skruf, String and Svenskt Tenn.
In 2014, Anna took another step as a furniture designer with international collaborations and first was patterning with Italian producers De Padova and Zanotta. Since then she has presented several pieces of furniture on the international design scene in collaboration with Arflex Japan and in recent years with Ditre Italia and Articles.
She has designed the scenography for several major exhibitions, including the National Museum and ArkDes as well as travelling exhibitions which have been exhibited at the Center Culturel Suedois in Paris and the Bard Graduate Center in New York, among many others.
She has also designed ArkDe's permanent exhibition "Architecture in Sweden" in collaboration with industrial designer Björn Dahlstöm.
Anna von Schewen has designed the interior for the National Librarian's study at the Royal Library in Stockholm. The project also included designing the furniture specifically for the room.
She also develops her own projects of a more experimental nature with a focus on construction, materials and form.
Twice she has been awarded the Artistic Committee's project scholarship for development work, according to the committee "artistic and cultural politically interesting projects".
Anna von Schewen has worked regularly with lectures and as a visiting lecturer and critic at Stockholm University of Arts, Crafts and Design, Beckmans College of Design in Stockholm and Malmsten’s Linköping University.
She has also been a member of the board of the Stockholm Architects Association.
Her design has been awarded a number of awards. Excellent Swedish Forms Special Award and Design Award, Bruno Mathsson Prize, Furniture of the Year by the magazine Sköna Hem, Designer of the Year by the magazine Residence, German Design Award and nominated for the Wood Prize and EDIDA Design Award by Swedish Elle Decoration.
Many of Anna’s designs are represented in museums such as the Stedelijk Museum of Modern Art in Amsterdam, the National Museum in Oslo, the National Museum in Stockholm and the Röhsska Museum in Gothenburg.