Born in Stockholm, Monica Förster graduated from Beckmans School of Design, Sweden in 1995 and from Konstfack, University of Arts and Crafts and Design in 1997. Förster is the creator of some of the most internationally renowned objects in contemporary Swedish design today. Förster’s work is characterized by a strong sense of pure form mixed with a never-ending curiosity for new materials and technology. Always trying to work in a cross-disciplinary way, Förster invents and renews typologies in industrial, furniture and object design.
Monica Förster, one of the top names in Swedish design, has created some of the future’s classic designs. Monica Förster Design Studio is based in Stockholm, and works with international companies such as Volvo, Tecno, Alessi, Cappellini, Poltrona Frau, De Padova, Tacchini, Modus, E&Y Japan, Offecct, Swedese and Zero.
Förster has been awarded numerous national and international awards; winning the Designer of the Year in Sweden twice, in 2006 and 2007. Förster has also received the Excellent Swedish Design Award, Design Plus in Germany and Future Designer Days Award 2002. Förster is included in the International Design Yearbook, and is invited often to teach at Swedish and many international universities and institutes.