Anna von Schewen

Anna von Schewen (Stockholm / Sweden, 1965) Architect and Designer, studied at UIAH-University of Art and Design in Helsinki graduated from the University of Art, Craft and Design in Stockholm in 1995. With her studio, founded in Stockholm, 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 object. Anna von Schewen made her a name as an architect with the Kovilan project: a private holiday family house, nominated for the Swedish Wooden House Award 2000 and published in the Ultimate House Book by Sir Terence Conran. The ‘kindness’ of her designs, many already in museums exhibitions, has been recognized and awarded with international prizes, such as “Premio Bruno Mathsson” (2003). In 2009 she was awarded as Best Furniture of the Year by interiors magazine Sköna Hem