anima ona
Photo: Pia Heer

anima ona is a collaboration between Freia Achenbach and June Fàbregas, based in Stuttgart, Germany. The duo studied industrial design at the State Academy of Fine Arts Stuttgart. Following a transdisciplinary and collaborative approach, they have been developing self-initiated projects and realizing commissioned works since 2018, moving on the border between design, research and art. Inspired by gestures of everyday life and new technologies, they design engaging and responsible processes, objects, furniture, installations and spaces. Their diverse works are united by an exploration of transformation processes and a sensitivity to materiality, which they pursue through an experimental approach and an examination of the cultural significance of objects.

Upcoming Events

09.04.24 Lecture Dienstagswerkstatt XXXI, Künstlerhaus Stuttgart Stuttgart, GER

Exhibitions, Talks, Awards and Scholarships

2024 Junge Innovatoren Scholarship, Ministry of Science, Research and Arts Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart, GER

2023 Tomorrow – Skulpturenausstellung im Park von Schloss & Gut Liebenberg, DKB Foundation Liebenberg, GER

2023 Workshop, Projektbühne Backnang, IBA 27 Festival #1 Backnang, GER

2023 IBA´27 Festival #1 Stuttgart, GER

2023 Mit Essen Spielen II, Restaurant im Künstlerhaus x Künstlerhaus Stuttgart Stuttgart, GER

2023 The Room I Walk the Line, group exhibition, Forma Gallery Berlin, GER

2023 Zwei plus x, Trüffelsuche, group exhibition, Projektraum Kunst Klima Stuttgart, GER

2023 Atelierstipendium, Künstlerhaus Stuttgart Stuttgart, GER 2023 Artist-in-Residence for climate-sensitive Land Art at Schloss & Gut Liebenberg, DKB Foundation Liebenberg, GER 2023 Solid Transitions, group exhibition, Rohbauhallen Stuttgart 21 Stuttgart, GER 2023 Nominee Kunst am Bau, SPiN Bau Stuttgart Vaihingen, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft München Munich, GER 2022 Fachgespräch nachhaltige und innovative Baustoffe, Fraktion Die Grünen, Haus der Abgeordneten Stuttgart, GER 2022 Archaeology of a city mine, exhibition, Projektspace Kunst Klima Stuttgart, GER 2022 Zum Abgang eines Sonderlings, group exhibition, Akku Stuttgart, GER 2022 Escapism, group exhibition, Collectible Fair Brussels, BE

2022 Workshop, Hospitalhof Stuttgart Stuttgart, GER 2022 In Fülle… Transformation zum Geopolymere, solo exhibition, Hospitalhof Stuttgart Stuttgart, GER 2021 Outer Space, group exhibition, Galerie Kernweine Stuttgart, GER 2021 Atelier Ecru × Objects with Narratives, group exhibition, Aterlie Ecru Ghent, BE 2021 Spatial elements for brahha by Ann-Kathrin Müller & Julia Schäfer, Freunde der Weissenhofsiedlung e.V., Current Festival Stuttgart Stuttgart, DE 2021 
The Makers Show, Salone del Mobile Milan, ITL 2021 Places to be, group exhibition, Fondation d´entreprise Martell Cognac, FR 2020 Junge Möbelschau Stuttgart, group exhibition, Books Deux Concept Store Stuttgart, DE 2019 Winner ein&zwanzig exhibition, Rat für Formgebung, Salone del Mobile Milan, ITL 2019
 Spinning Jenny, group exhibition, Design im Kunstverein Cologne, GER 2018
 Special Award Winner, International Bycicle Design Competition Taiwan, TWN

Selected Publications and Articles

2024 Shaping Changes, Interview, Stylepark

2023 Solid Transitions, Radiobeitrag, SWR 2

2022 Archaeology of a city mine, Publication

2022 Von der Schutthalde zum Haus, Article, Kontext Wochenzeitung 2022 In Fülle… Transformation zum Geopolymer, Exhibition catalogue, Hospitalhof Stuttgart 2022 Pillow Talk anima ona × Studio Eidola, Collectible Salon 2021 Anima Ona repurposes scrap gravestone for sculptural side tables, Dezeen

Selected Clients

Fondation d´entreprise Martell / IBA´27 / GRDXKN structure printing / DKB Stiftung / Hospitalhof Stuttgart / Fraunhofer Gesellschaft