Anna von Schewen graduated from Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm in 1995. Part of her studies was at the UIAH – University of Art and Design Helsinki. After graduation, a scholarship brought her to the design studio of Niels Gammelgaard in Copenhagen where she worked for two years.
In 1997 von Schewen was back in Stockholm where she founded her own design studio. Since then she has collaborated with some of the leading Swedish and international design brands such as Arflex Japan, De Padova, Ditre Italia, Gärsnäs, Nola, String, Zanotta, and Articles. As an architect, von Schewen is well known a.o. for the Kovillan project in 1998, a summerhouse for a private family. She has designed numerous exhibitions including Excellent Swedish Design for Svensk Form (The Swedish Society of Crafts and Design) and Concept Design for the National Museum in Stockholm.
Together with industrial designer Björn Dahlström, she designed the permanent exhibition at ArkDes- the Swedish Museum of Architecture in Stockholm as well as the museum traveling exhibition about Designer and architect Bruno Mathsson.
Von Schewen’s designs have been awarded Excellent Swedish Design 1998, 1999, Excellent Swedish Design Design Prize 2002, and Best in Swedish Design for the EDIDA/Elle Decoration International Design Awards in 2002. In 2003 she received the prestigious Bruno Mathsson Award. In 2009 her chair Twist was awarded Best Furniture of the Year by interior magazine Sköna Hem.
Anna von Schewen's work is represented in the permanent collections of the Stedelijk Museum of Modern Art in Amsterdam, Kunstindustrimuseet in Oslo, the Swedish National Museum of Fine Arts, and Röhsska Museum in Gothenburg. Her work has been presented in exhibitions around the world and in many books and publications like the International Design Year Book and MD Design Year Book.
In 2019/2020 Anna von Schewen was represented in the Female Traces exhibition at the Museum of Furniture Studies with her chair Hug for Gärsnäs that was awarded the Excellent Swedish Design award in 2002.
In 2023 von Schewen became a part-time lecturer at Malmstens, Linköping University.