The balance and harmony of Monica Förster’s Beatrice chair and armchair comes across right away thanks to the pure and well-calibrated lines free of dominating elements. The alternation of leather and wood creates measured graphical effects, particularly behind the backrest where a curved wood panel is elegantly inserted into the rear legs.
The seat and legs of the Beatrice chair and armchair are in solid oak with backrest panel and sides, in the armchair version, in steam-curved and -pressed beech plywood with oak veneer. The spring system of the seat consists of elastic belts and the padding is in polyurethane foam. Finish in natural oak or oak with a wenge stain. The upholstery is in Pelle Frau® leather.
Monica Förster was born in 1966, grew up in Lappland in the north of Sweden and studied both at Beckmans College of Design and Konstfack. Förster has secured a position as one of Sweden’s leading contemporary designers working with projects that span from handbags to industrial design. The cross disciplinary work of her studio draws inspiration from everything from high-tech research to traditional handicraft and the studio’s portfolio is one of Sweden’s most international to date. Monica has won the award ”Swedish designer of the year” two years in a row and among her clients are Alessi, Tacchini and Svenskt Tenn.