Monica Förster (born 1966) grew up in northern Sweden and studied both in Stockholm's Beckmans College of Design and Konstfack. She has since earned a position as one of Sweden’s leading designers as she has worked with several internationally known and honored brands. In her works, Förster combines a deep understanding of pure form and a never-ending interest in new materials and techniques. Monica Förster has won numerous awards in her career, including the prestigious Bruno Mathsson Prize in 2021. In the same year, she was named Designer of the Year by Elle Decoration Sweden – as she was in 2008 and 2015.