Märta Friman studied a master’s in interior architecture and furniture design at Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm from 2000 to -05. She founded her own design studio in 2003 while studying at Konstfack and together with designer Margot Barolo she designed the tray table Sunday Noon for Svenskt Tenn in 2004 and a stackable stool in 2006.
Friman's degree project from Konstfack was the table system Ava, that was spotted by Kersti Sandin and Lars Bülow at the degree show and put into production at their company Materia. With Ava, Friman was also a part of the Young Swedish Design Award in 2005 and received the prestigious Design S Award by Svensk Form in 2006. In 2005 Friman was awarded the Ann Wall’s Design Award. Ava is a part of the collection at the Museum of Furniture Studies.
During 2006 Friman began working as assignment manager for interior architectural project at White Architects, where she stayed until 2015 when she left for Studio Stockholm Arkitektur. In 2018 she became CEO of Friend of Handicraft, one of the oldest handicraft and textile institutions in Sweden. From 2020 Friman works as an interior architect at FOJAB. Märta Friman has also designed children furniture for Brio and the coffee table Bond for Gärsnäs.
The tray table Sunday Noon designed by Märta Friman together with Margot Barolo was a part of the Female Traces exhibition at the Museum of Furniture Studies in 2019/2020.