Monica Ritterband

"For me, the role of a piece of furniture is twofold – that of a beautiful sculpture which must at the same time faithfully and reliably serve its intended purpose for the people using it."

The Danish artist Monica Ritterband (b. 1955) originally trained as a journalist. She worked as a journalist for the national newspapers Ekstra Bladet and Weekendavisen and as a news presenter on Danish TV for many years, but since 1997 she has worked full time as an artist. As a visual artist, she has not least produced a number of figures and sculptures for public spaces at different locations in Denmark. She has also done designs for several Danish companies, for example the Musica porcelain series for Royal Copenhagen and candleholders and vases for Holmegaard. In addition, she has designed a series of wood-burning stoves for Morsø, for which she received the international Red Dot Design Award. Monica Ritterband will debut as a designer for FDB Møbler in autumn 2020 with a furniture series comprising a footstool and two benches. A series characterised by its modern and simple design.