Anna Johanna Aengstrom
Swedish rugs by artist Anna Johanna Aengstrom
Anna Johanna Aengstrom (born 1938) is an influential Swedish textile designer who has had a long and illustrious career with the Axeco AB carpet manufactory. She is one of Axeco’s longest-standing textile designers, and she continues to produce designs for the company. Aengstrom’s hand-woven kilims are inspired by traditional floral and botanical motifs. As an artist, Aengstrom is recognized for her masterful use of composition and strong lines.
Anna Johanna frequently draws inspiration from floral patterns that were created in the 18th and 19th centuries. Ångström successfully mixes traditional motifs, quaint Scandinavian details and modern influences that are revealed by the novel placement of the decorative figures. Many of her early carpets from the mid-20th century are still in high demand. As a freelance designer, Aengstrom continues to develop commissioned textile designs for her Anna-Johanna Angstrom Design firm, which is located in the Lidingo suburb of Stockholm.