For celebrated Swedish designer Monica Förster, ideas often supersede shape. Nevertheless, her cross-disciplinary approach has been described as formally pure and materially innovative. Having worked for leading brands like Alessi, Bernhardt, Cappellini, De Padova, Offecct, Swedese, Poltrona Frau, Volvo and Whirlpool, Förster’s Stockholmbased studio has established itself as one of Sweden’s leading firms. Developing new typologies in industrial, furniture and object design, the designer has received numerous accolades including the prestigious Imm Cologne Interior Innovation Award in 2015. Her work is also featured in numerous museum collections including New York’s MoMA and London’s V&A.