Monica Förster was born in Stockholm but grew up close to the Arctic Circle in the very north of Sweden. Förster has studied at Beckman’s School of Design and University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm. Förster has chosen to work with both design and as an ambassador for Scandinavian design internationally. Her work is categorized 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.
At the Furniture Fair in Milano 2002 her room installation Cloud received much attention. Förster has received the Swedish Designer of the Year award twice, the Excellent Swedish Design Award, the Design Plus Award in Germany, and the Future Designer Days Award.