Reed vase series by Monica Förster wins Red Dot Award
Reed – a new exclusive vase series by Monica Förster for Orrefors – has been awarded the prestigious international design award Red Dot Award: Product Design.
Red Dot Award – based in Germany – was first introduced in 1955 and is recognized as one of the leading design awards globally. Leading products showcasing exceptional design and form are selected by an international jury across multiple categories.
With Orrefors long experience and leading expertise in glass, Förster has created a series of vases inspired by the shapes and expressions of nature, a tribute to Scandinavian form and nature. By emphasizing the mold lines instead of hiding them, Förster provided the Reed design with its strong character. When the design was transferred to glass, these distinct lines took on a sense of organic movement mirroring a gentle sway in the grass.
Reed is molded in clear and moss green glass and the collection comes in three different sizes: a high vase for twigs and bigger flowers, a medium vase for meadow flowers, and a low vase, just right for tulips.
”The Red Dot Award is fantastic international recognition for Reed as a design and Orrefors’ product expertise in interior design. It’s absolutely vital that Swedish design continues to make headway internationally and this award provides Reed with a great development platform going forward,” says Monica Förster who was recently named Architektur & Wohnen ‘AW Designer of the Year 2023’.
“Reed represents a new era for Orrefors and is our first partnership with renowned designer Monica Förster. The Reed series and the Red Dot Award are both testament to Orrefors progressive brand development and international expansion,” says David Carlson, Creative Director at Orrefors & Kosta Boda.
Reed was first launched during Stockholm Design Week in February and at retail on April 1st 2023.
About Monica Förster
Monica Förster (born 1966) studied at Beckmans College of Design and University Arts, Crafts & Design in Stockholm and is well known for her multidisciplinary work where she combines industrial, furniture and product design with design strategy. A work that always seeks the answer to the question: "Why?". Since 1995, Förster has run her own studio, Monica Förster Design Studio, in Stockholm, and collaborates as a designer and creative advisor for several international brand. Monica Förster received the prestigious Architektur & Wohnen ‘AW Designer of the Year 2023’ award earlier this year. Other awards include Interior Design magazine Best of Year Awards and the Good Design Award in the USA, the Best Domestic Design Wallpaper* Design Awards in the UK and a number of other international recognitions. In Sweden, Förster is the only designer to be named ‘Designer of the Year’ five times.
The Reed vase series is Monica Förster's first collaboration with Orrefors.
The history of Orrefors is the story of how the simplest ingredients – lime, sand and soda – can become magnificent glass objects. The proximity of the forest, the craftsmen and designers made Orrefors a global leader in glass. Today, we maintain this proud heritage by making sure that our products meet the principles of Scandinavian design: innovation, functionality, craftmanship, timeless aesthetics and sustainable quality. Important values that survive the test of time. Now in its 125th anniversary, Orrefors sets sight on re-introducing our impressive archive to a new audience and form new design partnerships to deliver iconic products for future generations.
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