Designer Anna von Schewen will be exhibiting at House of Gärsnäs during Stockholm Creative Edition, 24–27 May. Come and see her design exhibition Parallel Lines, a collection of objects and sculptures in paper, ceramics and textiles that portray a flow of ideas and experiments with materials. Included in the show are webbing handbags, stoneware pots, poufs and wall sculptures. The show highlights the adventures and processes of creativity.
“The end result doesn’t have to always be a product. Here, I also wanted to show sketches and experiments. The hands-on work of building and testing ideas that point the way forward. Intuition and repetition combine to uncover new interpretations,” says Anna. Her inspiration comes from many sources: from ancient architecture to lines in a notebook.
The exhibition rekindles a long friendship. Anna von Schewen and Gärsnäs go back some 20 years together. “It seems natural to have an exhibition here, we have always had good communication. I look forward to present these new objects in the lovely light at House of Gärsnäs.”
Anna’s very first models for Gärsnäs, the moulded veneer series Buss, were launched around 2000 and there has been more award-winning furniture since then. The Twist chair used CNC technology to find its own balance between elegance and surprise. The Hug chair with its embracing seat-shell made it onto a Swedish stamp. The Dress easy chair and sofa are draped creations where the fabric’s folds and pleats make a strong expression; once again, an idea that led to a piece of furniture.
Anna von Schewen also designs for Italian furniture companies De Padova, Zanotta, Ditre Italia, for Arflex Japan, as well as String Furniture and Fogia, to name a few in Sweden. The stoneware items in the exhibition are made in close collaboration with ceramicist Anna Löwenhielm.
Wednesday – Friday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The objects will remain on view at House of Gärsnäs until the week before Midsummer.
For opening hours see garsnas.se