Strong, restrained and poetic. Monica Förster (1966), creator of some of the most internationally renowned objects in contemporary Swedish design today, grew up close to the Arctic circle in the very north of Sweden. Her 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, she invents and renews typologies in industrial, furniture and object design. Her talent for creativity and design blossomed during her studies at two of Sweden's largest design colleges, Beckmans and Konstfack. In 1999 she founded her own Monica Förster Design Studio in Stockholm. Förster has won numerous awards for her work, such as Designer of the Year, and has been exhibited around the world in museums and institutions such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York. The studio works on an international level with companies such as Alessi, George Jensen, Offecct and Volvo. Suit is her first design for Artifort.
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