The contrasting materials and structures enhance the organic shapes that define Pond.
The monochromatic colour scheme brings harmony and a sense of calmness, further underlined by the use of tactile materials. It works nicely both as a solitary table and as part of a larger group, whichever you prefer. Depending on availability, it is also possible to order a bespoke version of Pond, made from leftover materials from other productions. This sustainable approach ensures that waste is kept to a minimum. Because different stones are used in different productions, the aesthetic effects are varied and cannot be planned in advance, creating a truly bespoke piece of furniture. For 2018, three new tabletops in ash-lacquered to match previous tables in the series-are added to the Pond family.
Monica Förster creator of some of the most internationally renowned objects in contemporary Swedish design today, grew up close to the Artic 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.
Monica Förster, one of the top names within Swedish design, has created some of the future’s classic designs. Monica Förster Design Studio is based in Stockholm and works on an international level with companies such as Volvo, Tecno, Alessi, Cappellini, Poltrona Frau, De Padova, Bernhardt, Whirlpool, Georg Jensen, Eric Joergensen, Offecct, Swedese and Rörstrand.
Since 2015 , Monica works as a creative advisor for a number of companies in the design industry. She sees the importance of maintaining and developing tradition by creating furniture and objects with a modern cut in old craft techniques.
Monica has also been involved in launching the recognized Bosnian company Zanat, listed for UNESCO World Heritage Site. She strives to move the company on an international market, working with the vision, and initiating new collaborations.
She has been awarded many Swedish and international awards as the Designer of the Year and the prestigious Sweden’s Architect Association Award, The Golden Chair. Her work has been exhibited all over the world in museums and institutions such as Moma NY and VA Museum, London. Monica Förster has also been represented in The International Design Yearbook.