If you do not always understand Monique’s designs at first glance, do not get weary. Her functionalistic works that draws on industrialism and futurism simply takes a little longer than normal to get an overall impression of.
Born and raised in in the southern part of the Danish peninsula Jutland, Monique has always felt quite Danish. But lately she has discovered that her Italian roots are present and influential in everything from sources of inspiration and choices of materials to the very final expressions of her objects.
Monique graduated in Furniture and interior design from TEKO Design and Business School. Already two years before she had her final diploma, she set up her own design studio to generate new ideas and projects from all her theoretical knowledge.
According to Monique, design can easily be sculptural and aesthetic while at the same time also realizing its core function to its fullest. If design is done in the right way – fulfilling the right functions – one can actually get used to living a life with very few elements at home. In that case, the few elements you have left ought to live up the whole room and spaces. This is why Monique’s focus is aimed at finding the right balance between aesthetics and function. Design should inevitably create a strong tie to its users, so it stays relevant throughout a whole lifetime.