India Foster designs furniture and objects for the home under the moniker Shizen Studio, which she founded in 2020. In Japanese, shizen means nature. Inspired by her subtropical surroundings, she works primarily with timber and stone she has found and reclaimed in Florida. She constructs each piece slowly and intentionally, revealing the personality of the material. Foster then accentuates these intrinsic contours and textures with clean lines and organic shapes. Her distinctive designs encourage people to appreciate the beauty of the natural world in their everyday life.
With over 15 years experience as an interior designer, Foster is known for her sophisticated, sustainable style. She takes a holistic view of the built environment, using only carefully sourced materials and transparent fabrication practices. Her projects have been published in Veranda, Elle Decor, Traditional Home and House Beautiful. She holds a bachelor’s degree in History and Literature from Franklin University Switzerland. She is a member of the Female Design Council and the Good Future Design Alliance. Foster is also a passionate conservationist and avid surfer.