Inspiration from northern Swedish Sami handicraft, Asian gourmet food, the elegance of high fashion – and even nature itself. Monica Förster’s designs are based on many feelings and contradictions – creating something new, powerful, useful and poetic.
Like her Swedese table Breeze, inspired by a soft summer breeze creating small waves in a tablecloth, forever conveying a memory of a lazy summer’s day. Monica Förster’s work is also characterised by the interplay ofpure form, in strong colours or no colours, and her curiosity for new materials and new technology.
Born in 1966, Monica Förster grew up close to the Arctic Circle in the very north of Sweden. She trained at Beckmans School of Design and the University of Arts, Crafts and Design. She also has her Design Studio and her clients are producers in England, Italy, Germany, Japan and Sweden. Monica Förster is represented in the International Design Yearbook and some of her pieces are among the most internationally renowned in contemporary Swedish design.