AANDERSSON is a Philadelphia-based design concept specifically focusing on experimental approaches to design. The collections, including the 'Shapes' mug collection stocked by Life Story, are defined by a novel combination of various premium materials and highly considered functional forms. All pieces are designed by Ian Anderson.
The name AANDERSSON is a visually motivated adaptation of the Scandinavian surnames Anderson and Andersson, playing on the redundancy of the S with an additional and meaningless redundancy of the A. The name AANDERSSON is referential only in the sense that it is not a Scandinavian name, and utilizes the added letters purely to aid in its distinct visual symmetry. The name reflects the concept's design approach, where modification and juxtaposition of familiar and fundamental design elements attempt to form an entirely new functional and aesthetic language.