Monica Förster

“I sometimes say that I am 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 is the creator of some of the most internationally renowned objects in contemporary Swedish design today. 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 across 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 globally with companies such as Volvo, Tecno, Alessi, Cappellini, Poltrona Frau, De Padova, Bernhardt, Whirlpool, Georg Jensen, Eric Joergensen, Offecct, Swedese and Rörstrand. She has been awarded numerous Swedish and international awards, which include multiple Designer of the Year awards in Sweden and has been exhibited all over the world in museums and institutions such as MoMA, New York and VA museum, London. Monica Förster has also been represented in the International Design Yearbook.

Monica has not only designed an impressive number of award-winning products for Zanat, but having been the brand’s art director from the time Zanat’s was formally launched as a brand, Monica’s design DNA has been imprinted into Zanat’s design identity. Monica gave Zanat her trust before there was a collection of products and before we raised the sails to venture into the international design world. She has been a tireless design captain on our voyage ever since.


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