Monica Förster (Sweden, 1966) Designer, studied at Beckmans College of Design and Konstfack (University College of Arts, Crafts and Design) in Stockholm Born and raised in Lapland, she lives and works in Stockholm where she founded the Monica Förster Design Studio. Thanks to her designs for many companies she is one of the most important names within Swedish design and among the best known internationally. Her work is characterized by a strong awareness of pure shape, mixed with curiosity for new materials and technologies. She invents and renews industrial techniques, furniture and design objects thanks to an interdisciplinary approach, creating new classics. She has received several Swedish and international awards (Designer of the Year, Swedens Architect Association Award, The Golden Chair) and her designs are exhibited all over the world in museums and foundations. Monica Förster has also been represented in the International Design Yearbook.