Since graduation from Konstfack in Stockholm in 1999, Matti Klenell has worked with design commissions for various manufacturers in Europe and Asia. Clients include Iittala, NakNak, Källemo, Moooi, Bals Tokyo, Muuto and Örsjö to name a few and, in 2015, he created the Bianca range for FontanaArte.
Simultaneously, he has developed his own and unique language as a glass artist with several solo exhibitions and public art commissions.
These two tracks of his profession often influence and interact with each other. His broad variety of projects mix art, craft and design and characterize his work.
This process has created a personal, innovative, new take on the Scandinavian design tradition and has resulted in numerous awards such as the Excellent Swedish Design diploma, the +1 Award and the German Red Dot Design award. In 2003, he was awarded the Ljunggren Design Prize. The work of Matti Klenell is also found in several museum collections in Sweden and abroad.