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Suit, 2020 | Monica Förster
With excitement, Artifort is happy to announce that Monica Förster, designer of the Suit chair for Artifort, has won the Bruno Mathsson Prize 2021. Established in 1984, the prize is considered the largest Nordic design award.
“The drive to test new shapes, techniques and materials is impressive in Monica Förster’s extensive work. Her cross-border and international design dialogues surprise and amaze, as does the mix of lightness and weight in the creative expressions.” - the board of Karin and Bruno Mathsson Foundation about Monica
The elegant and striking design Suit is part of the beautiful exhibition in the Vandalorum Museum of Art and Design in Värnamo (Sweden).
With the fully upholstered Suit chair, Monica Förster introduces a new standard of seating comfort for restaurants, workplaces and homeowners with a strong sense of style. The distinctive silhouette of the Suit, with its elegant open back and flowing lines, effortlessly matches the contours of the body. It’s a surprisingly comfortable and inviting chair, whose soft upholstery embraces the user like a chic tailor-made suit. This unique chair will add an exclusive elegance and individuality to any space.
The exhibition, which is based on light, will be available until 18 April, 2022.
Suit, 2020 | Monica Förster Clarion, 2019 | Artifort Design Group
Strong, restrained and poetic. Monica Förster (1966), creator of some of the most internationally renowned objects in contemporary Swedish design today, grew up close to the Arctic circle in the very north of Sweden. 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 a cross-disciplinary way, she invents and renews typologies in industrial, furniture and object design. Her talent for creativity and design blossomed during her studies at two of Sweden's largest design colleges, Beckmans and Konstfack. In 1999 she founded her own Monica Förster Design Studio in Stockholm. Förster has won numerous awards for her work, such as Designer of the Year, and has been exhibited around the world in museums and institutions such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York. The studio works on an international level with companies such as Alessi, George Jensen, Offecct and Volvo. Suit is her first design for Artifort.
Monica Förster - winner of the Bruno Mathsson Prize 2021
Photography of exhibition: Patrik Lindell/Vandalorum
Photo concept, art-direction and styling: Kamer 465
Interior Photography: Inga Powilleit