The collection “Shape” was created at a time when the designer was going through a creative crisis. She was trying to design abstract, geometrical forms that she had in her mind for a very long time, but to no avail. This several months of struggle to capture the elusive brought only frustration and disappointment. Eventually, she realised that it was just impossible to translate these ideas into objects. At that very moment, she had a breakthrough.
The design of the room screen “Shape N.1” is based on a plasticine model that Anna’s niece created when she was playing along while the designer was making her models. Anna was intrigued by the way her niece made the object. It was pure expression, with no hesitation… no intention…. without reasoning or explanation. To maintain this free form approach, the designer decided that she would work on this piece without any project. She made all design decisions along the way while carving this piece from alder wood. It was a freeing though not easy process, much different from her usual way of working.