INSPIRED BY: Designer MONICA Förster

Monica Förster is an industrial, furniture and object designer from Sweden. Her range of collaborations cover Volvo, Alessi, Whirlpool and many in between. She has received awards and acknowledgements almost every year since 2004 including Elle Decoration's Designer of the Year 2015. 

One of Monica's most recent designs is a set of tables used as side or coffee tables to compliment her line of seating for Danish brand Erik Jorgensen. The thin line wooden frame from the seating range is echoed in these new tables that support an oval top made or either stained wood or solid granite. 

Above is a family or candle holders Monica designed for Cosentino Group and made of a stone material called Dekton.

"The idea for this family of outdoor torches in two sizes has been to play with shadow and light," Förster explains. "The result is a sculptural torch holder full of poetic feeling."

Retreat is modular, flexible sofa system Monica created in 2015 for furniture producer Fogia. With the intent to design something timeless and above trends this series allows the user to combine single seats, corner seats, with wide or narrow chaise lounges. 

“I sometimes say that I’m 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, color and detail.”
— Monica Förster

A series of trays and candle holders celebrating the importance of candle light in Scandinavian culture made out of Dekton, the same material Monica used in the sculptural candle holders shown above. 

Keep up to date with Monica Förster's work or peer at completed projects by visiting her website and Instagram.