Monica is sincere, playful and fun-loving. She applies her character and her design philosophy “Live your life from your heart and be inspired every day” on her collections. She likes dark humor and things that are odd and strange, but she has a very feminine taste too. The contrast of divergent and unusual sensibilities fascinates her. The world isn’t black and white.
She likes mixing cultural influences having experienced life living in the UK, Germany, Italy and China. Everywhere she has lived, studied or worked has profoundly influenced her design aesthetic. Hong Kong is her base. Berlin opened her mind and universe. England taught her culture, craft and self expression. Working in China was a practical lesson in production and humility. The interaction with different kinds of people has been a source of her creativity.
A Product and Industrial Design graduate of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Monica made an important contribution to a well received Siemens VDO project at Germany’s Kunsthochshule Berlin-Weissensee. She then went on to earn her Masters Degree in Ceramic Design from Staffordshire University, UK. In addition to a 2006 Red Dot Design Concept Award and Hong Kong Young Design Talent Award. Her other career highlights include earning a placement at the prestigious British ceramics brand Wedgwood.
In 2013, she launched her own studio in Hong Kong to develop her own collections in addition to commissions for private and industrial clients. Her designs are sold and exhibited worldwide.