We discovered the works of Swedish designer, Monica Förster recently so naturally we had to share with our like minded design discerning Est readers.
As the creator of some of the most internationally renowned objects in contemporary Swedish design today, Monica’s work is recognised for its strong sense of pure form, over all else. Using new materials and technology to realise the beauty of form in its purest state, the designers work spans across the disciplines of industrial, furniture and object design.
Having grown up close to the Arctic circle in the north of Sweden, we can’t help but to wonder if the cold in some way contributed to her ingenuity with creativity being a side effect of time spent in doors perhaps? Now based in Stockholm, Monica finds herself working with companies such as Cappellini, Poltrona Frau, De Padova, Bernhardt, Whirlpool, Vibia, Tacchini, Modus, Offecct and Swedese. The International Designer of the Year, Sweden 2006 & 2007 award recipient has also exhibited her creations in museums and design institutions around the world such as Museum of Modern Art, New York and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
Inspired by the shaping techniques of sculptor Isamu Noguchi, we love Monica’s Lullaby pendant light that uses sustainable materials of stone paper made from crushed limestone and ash lamellae to produce slightly organic-looking shapes to omit a soft opalescent light. Robust and water-repellent, yet soft and sensory, the stone paper has a stunning luminous quality that encourages an inviting atmosphere for a cozy spaces. And who does not love an inviting space?