Anna Kraitz studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Budapest from 1993-95, Pernby’s School of Painting in Stockholm from 1995-97 and Beckmans College of Design from 1997-99. As her graduation project, Kraitz made studies on how people sit, which resulted in the sofa Anna that came into production by Källemo in 2000. In 2007 Anna was joined by Beatrix, an armchair with armrests in different heights, enabling people to sit more relaxed.
After graduation in 1999 Kraitz founded her own design studio in Stockholm where she works with clients such as Källemo, Nola, B-Sweden, Design House Stockholm and Svenskt Tenn designing products and furniture. For Svenskt Tenn, Kraitz was one of ten Swedish, female designers that were chosen to create pieces for the company’s 80 years anniversary collection Nytt Svenskt Tenn and to honor the founder Estrid Ericson in 2004. Kraitz’s design was the stool Angel made of metal, leather, and pewter.
In recent years Kraitz has worked with leather belts as a part of her design, with pieces such as the coat stand Babe for Källemo and the Alba vase for Design House Stockholm. In 2002 Kraitz was awarded the Ljungrenska Design Prize, and in 2008 she was the recipient of the Bruno Mathsson prize.
Anna Kraitz is a board member of the Carl Malmstens Hantverksstiftelse (eg. Carl Malmsten's Crafts Foundation) and has worked as a teacher at a.o. Beckmans College of Design, the LiU Malmstens and Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design. In 2017-2018 Kraitz, together with architect Lars Bülow got a commission to examine the famous Swedish designer Carl Malmsten's (1888-1972) vast archive of sketches and drawings in order to find forgotten furniture pieces to be relaunched on the market.
Anna Kraitz has exhibited at several national and international exhibitions such as Designers Block in London 2003, 17 Swedish Designers in New York 2017, and Female Traces at the Museum of Furniture Studies in Stockholm during 2019/2020.