MATTI KLENELL - 10 Years of Dialogue with Iittala

Paikka Design Lab Galleria | Iittala & Arabia Design Centre | 8. krs
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In 2019 designer and artist Matti Klenell (1972) celebrates his ten year anniversary with Iittala. To highlight the long and successful collaboration, Iittala & Arabia Design Centre will dedicate an exhibition to Klenell’s work, opening on November 16, 2019.  

The theme of the exhibition is dialogue. In the exhibition, dialogue is seen in many forms: between the designer and his sources of inspiration as well as designer and the company resulting in a balanced act between  innovation and heritage.

The retrospective exhibition is showcasing various Klenell’s designs for Iittala and the link between his works and Iittala’s history:  

“I have always been keen on exploring history. My sketching’s relation to Iittala’s rich heritage, great designs, and art pieces is an important part of the design dialogue. Even in my first project with Iittala, where I was interpreting the birds that had been successfully developed by Oiva Toikka, I studied old masterpieces and used them to create something new that represents me” 

- Matti Klenell