Swedish born founder and principal designer of ANNA CARIN DESIGN, Anna-Carin McNamara holds a Master of Arts Degree from the Royal College of Art in London and has worked as the in-house designer for prominent design house Svenskt Tenn in Stockholm and as Senior Designer with Rupert Gardner Design, also in Stockholm.
She draws on local and international influences, in particular, her Swedish roots, for all of her design work and creative undertakings.
Originally founded in 1996 as INNE - a forerunner in introducing Scandinavian furniture to the Australian market, ANNA CARIN DESIGN has since developed into a full-fledged design business offering specialised service and expertise to clients seeking interiors that are simple, functional and sustainable. Their expertise lies in adapting these Scandinavian Design principles to suit the Australian lifestyle and landscape.
Australians are known to be relaxed and laid back while Scandinavians are seen as being serious and dry, the challenge lies in combining the tradition and aesthetic of Scandinavia with the frivolity and light of Australia.
ANNA CARIN DESIGN’s purpose to bring JOY, ORDER and BEAUTY has developed from that challenge.