Monica Forster Interview @ Milan Design Week 2011

Monica Forster Interview @ Milan Design Week 2011

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

Balance, elegance, comfort and functional quality are the guidelines that determine the character of the settings and products created for De Padova and presented for this 2011 edition of the Salone del Mobile

Florinda chair

The juxtaposition of antithetical materials like wood and plastic, in the name of aesthetics and practicality of use, gives rise to the new Florinda chair designed by Monica Förster.

Conceived to erase the boundaries between zones, the new chair lends itself to a wide range of different interpretations: from the dining area to the home studio, it can also easily adapt to restaurants, cafes and public areas, due to its contemporary look and versatility.

The choice of materials De Padova has developed for the new chair combines simplicity of form and lightness of structure, to complete design settings and permit contemporary rethinking of any type of space.

The chair comes in the solid beech finish, combined with colorful plastic seat and back. Stackable versions are available, with or without armrests.

About Monica Forster

Monica Förster, creator of some of the most internationally renowned objects in contemporary design today, is based in Stockholm but grew up close to the artic circle in the very north of Sweden.

She has been awarded Designer of the Year, Sweden, 2007 and 2006 and was awarded Excellent Swedish Design in 2002, Future-Design Days Award 2002 and Design Plus in Germany in 2000. She has also been represented in the International Design Yearbook.

Monica Förster design studio works worldwide with clients such as De Padova, Modus, E&Y Japan, Offecct , Poltrona Frau, Swedese and Tacchini.

Circle Lamp for Depadova

The shape looks like a leaf with a light under it and its long stem. The powder coated base is built for long life, and the aluminum shade features a rubber-effect polyurethane paint giving it a fancy and casual look. The arching steel makes this lamp looks so light and stylish. This lamp also features foot switch and low energy fluorescent bulbs

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