Designed By Matti Klenell
The Unda glass was designed to be an all-purpose drinking glass
for the reopening of Nationalmuseum and its new restaurant NM&. “When designing the premises and the tableware, there was a need for a generous and stackable glass which would be able to withstand many different uses. It needed to be perfectly simple but also have
a distinct character of its own, and ideally contribute to renewing the Scandinavian design tradition,” says the designer Matti Klenell.
Drinking glasses are very emotive products in that they meet with people’s hands and mouths, and great effort has been put into finding the right shape and feeling for this meeting. The classic shape has been adorned with a ripple on the side. It’s a wave that catches the fingers and plays with the hand, while allowing practical stacking as the glasses never get stuck together. Unda means wave in Latin.
Dishwasher safe. Capacity 25 cl (8.5 fl.oz).
Matti Klenell’s design style is easily recognisable by its powerful ex- pression, where a decorative harmony is created through balancing bold volumes. With his glass art heritage, it’s no surprise that Matti Klenell feels powerfully drawn to the arts and crafts.
Matti Klenell was born in Gothenburg in 1972. He graduated with an MFA from the University of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm in 1999. After graduating, he set up his own design studio and today works with international design commissions. In addition to working with projects for serial production, Matti Klenell also develops and produces unique objects as limited editions, mostly in glass.
His work can be found at Statens konstmuseer, Nationalmuseum, The Röhsska Museum, Museum of Design and Applied Arts, Gardabaer in Iceland, and Designmuseum Danmark, among others. Matti also had several solo exhibitions and has received several prizes and awards.