I sometimes say that Im not interested in form, but that may not be entirely true. What I mean is simply that the idea behind each project is more important. When the idea is set I focus on shape, colour and detail.

Monica Förster

Monica Förster

creator of some of the most internationally renowned objects in contemporary Swedish design today, grew up close to the Artic circle in the very north of Sweden. Her work is characterized by a strong sense of pure form mixed with a neverending curiosity for new materials and technology. Always trying to work in a cross-disciplinary way, she invents and renews typologies in industrial, furniture and object design.

Monica Förster, who is one of the top names within Swedish design, has created some of the future´s classic designs. Monica Förster Design Studio is based in Stockholm, and works on an international level with companies such as Alessi, Bernhardt, Cappellini, De Padova, Offecct, Swedese, Poltrona Frau, Tecno, Volvo CE and Whirlpool.

She has won numerous Swedish and international awards such as Designer of the Year and has been exhibited all over the world in museums and institutions such as Moma NY and V&A museum, London. Monica Förster has also been represented in the International Design Yearbook.

Selected awards

2015 – ELLE Decoration Sweden
Designer of the Year.

2015 – ELLE Decoration Sweden
Best tableware, Inblue and Inwhite for Rörstrand.

2015 – Interior Innovation Award
imm Cologne, Unna for Zanat.

2014 – Wallpaper Design Award
Best window sill, Flower Pot for Skultuna.

2013 – ELLE Interiör Sweden
Best tableware, Dorotea for Gense.

2010 – Wallpaper Design Award
Best domestic design, Aurora for Liljeholmens Stearinfabrik.

2008 – ELLE Decoration Sweden
Designer of the Year.

2004 – Time magazine
Coolest Inventions, Cloud for Offecct.

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