– My furniture should be just as good today as yesterday and tomorrow, says Anika Reuterswärd, architect SIR/MSA (Member of The Swedish Association of Architects). With her designs, she wants to make furniture to live with in everyday life – timeless and beautiful, with roots in our Swedish tradition, where simplicity and ease of use are key ingredients. Anika trained as a furniture and interior designer at Stockholm’s University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, and focused early in her professional career on the home environment. For thirty years she worked as an interior designer, stylist- and a design writer for popular Swedish magazines including Femina, Sköna Hem and Elle Interiör.
She has also worked as an interior designer for public spaces and as curator of exhibitions for museums, fairs, department stores and shops in Sweden and internationally. The designer role began in the 1970’s, with glass and porcelain, wallpaper and fabric patterns for companies like IKEA, Duro and Tampella. The first piece of furniture, the chair Anika, was designed in 1984 for Fogia.
– One can make a very good design anywhere, but without the correct recipient, one that understand the designer’s intentions, there can never be a good end product, says Anika, who for over thirty years has designed some 60 popular products in Fogia’s collection.