Dezeen Wire: Swedish textile designer Fanny Aronsen has died of cancer aged 55.
Here are some more details from fabric brand Kvadrat:
Fanny Aronsen, renowned textile designer and professor at the Konstfack in Stockholm has passed away. Kvadrat is saddened to announce that Fanny Aronsen lost her battle against cancer and passed away on 3rd July, 2011 at the age of 55.
Fanny Aronsen was born in Malmo to a Swedish mother and Norwegian father and grew up in Sweden. Working in Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam she returned to Sweden where she set up her own textile studio in Stockholm.
The company, FANNYARONSEN was established in 1998 and entered partnership with Kvadrat in 2002. Fanny Aronsen designed all her own fabrics putting strong emphasis on quality development of natural materials and the manufacturing process. Her visual trademark was luxurious tactile fabrics with intriguing textures and sumptuous colours. Her attention to detail, craftsmanship and the technicality of her designs made a strong textile mark on the interior world.
In 2003, Fanny Aronsen became a professor in textile design at the University of Stockholm, where she lectured at the renowned Konstfack - University College of Arts, Crafts and Design. She obtained several textile degrees from various academies in Scandinavia and a Masters in Art History and Design from the University of Lund.
In 2011, FANNYARONSEN Studio was set up to fuse the qualities, vision and values that characterise the FANNYARONSEN collection with those of other artists and designers. The initiative allowed Fanny Aronsen to further demonstrate her commitment to develop innovative, contemporary fabrics and accessories and to work with creative talents from a variety of backgrounds.
Fanny Aronsen received several awards for her designs: the German Rote Punkt, the Swedish Utmarkt Svensk Form, and the Dutch awards Mobila Innovative Prijs and Goed Industrieel Ontwerp.
She will be greatly missed by all of us.