Monica Förster –
meet the woman behind the chair
– I wanted Lei’s form to be dictated by its functions, measurements and technical solutions, all of which are grounded in extensive ergonomic research focusing on what women need from an office chair, and how they sit differently than men. I’m quite proud of the fact that by helping to prevent some of the more common problems associated with sitting for extended periods of time, Lei promotes a healthier work environment for both women and men.
Monica Förster is one of Sweden’s most internationally renowned designers. Now based in Stockholm, Monica Förster grew up in the northernmost part of Sweden, close the Arctic Circle. The influence of that spare landscape, with its pure, resilient forms, remains a powerful influence in her work. Endlessly fascinated with technology and new materials, Förster is known as an innovator in the both furniture and industrial design categories.