anima ona is a design studio established in 2017 by Freia Achenbach (born 1994 in Stuttgart), June Gschwander (born 1994 in Stuttgart) and Carlo Kurth (born 1991 in Langen). Their work focuses on objects, installations and spaces that are mentally stimulating, inspire phantasies and enhance the perception towards materiality and shapes. With their playful and symbolic approach they strive for a higher consciousness in everyday situations and want to make their fascination with nature accessible to others. The trio met at State Academy of Art and Design Stuttgart where they graduated with an industrial design diploma degree. In 2019 they were chosen as Finalist of Design Parade Hyères at Villa Noailles.

EXHIBITIONS, AWARDS & LECTURES

2020 Groupshow Places to be, Fondation d´enterprise Martell, Cognac

2020 Groupshow Junge Möbelschau, Stuttgart

2020 Exhibited on Ambiente, Frankfurt

2019 Finalist Design Parade Hyères, Villa Noailles, Hyères

2019 Exhibited on Design im Kunstverein, imm, Cologne 

2019 Winner Newcomercontest einundzwanzig, Rat für Formgebung, Milano

2018 Winner IBDC award, Taipei

2018 Winner Newcomercontest einundzwanzig, Rat für Formgebung, Milano

2018 Lecture 3D thinking, FHNW university, Basel

2017 Winner Pure Talents contest, Tendence, Frankfurt

2017 Exhibited on Avantex, Paris

2017 Lecture 3D thinking, FHNW university Basel

2017 Exhibition Spinning Jenny, Geschwisterliebe, Stuttgart

2016 Exhibited on Der eigene Antrieb, Kunstmuseum Pillnitz, Dresden