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Freia Achenbach

Freia Achenbach
Freia Achenbach is a Stuttgart-based object, furniture, and spatial designer. Since 2018 she has been collaborating with June Gschwander and Carlo Kurth under the joint design studio Anima Ona. She has completed projects with a range of clients including Fondation d´entreprise Martell, Kunstverein Böblingen e.V., GRDXKN structure printing, Studio Saje, Moncomble Paris, Centre Pompidou.

In my work I experiment with a wide variety of materials and both traditional and innovative manufacturing processes. My objects always tell a story and bring a certain ambiguity with them. All objects are handmade and/or created in collaboration with small manufactories. I produce objects as unique pieces as well as in small series and realizes commissioned works for customers.

Her approach allows movement between disciplines and playfully explores material, form, and colour.


2019 Nominée Newcomer German Design Award, German Design Council
2019 Winner ein&zwanzing,German Design Council
2018  Special Award Winner, International Bicycle Design Competition Taiwan


2023  Postcards from Rotterdam, Groupshow, Objects with Narratives/ DOEN, Rotterdam
2022  Archaeology of a city mine, Exhibition with anima ona, Projektraum KunstKlima, Stuttgart
2022  Tension, Curated SectionCollectible Fair, Brussels
2022  In Fülle…Transformation zum Geopolymer, Exhibition with anima ona, Hospitalhof, Stuttgart
2021  Outer Space, Groupshow, Galerie Kernweine, Stuttgart
2021  Atelier Ecru x Objects, Groupshow, Gent
2020  Junge Möbelschau Stuttgart, Groupshow, Books Deux Concept Store, Stuttgart
2020  Places to be, Exhibition with Anima Ona, Fondation d´entreprise Martell, Cognac
2019  ein&zwanzig, German Design Council, Salone del Mobile, Milan
2016  Der eigene Antrieb, Kunstgewerbemuseum Pillnitz, Dresden, Germany 
2016  Píu di Pegoretti, Salone del Mobile, Milan, Italy
2013  Die Form der Dinge, Sparkassen Versicherung, Stuttgart, Germany 

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