Galleri Inger Molin, Stockholm 2008.
Matti Klenell (b. 1972)
Artist, product and furniture designer who works with assignments for Källemo, Iittala, FontanaArte, Muuto, Moooi and Örsjö. In 2000-2006 he served as a principal teacher at Beckman's Design College in Stockholm. Matti is currently an artistic director for the reorganization of the public spaces at the National Museum in Stockholm.
The urn project shown at Galleri Inger Molin in Stockholm early 2005 was executed at Michael Davis studios in Queens, New York during a three week stay in fall 2004. The work was an attempt to explore the aesthetical qualities of glass and investigate the framework for when an object loses it's function. It is objects of desire, conversation pieces expressing the beauty of the material but also containers functioning as hiding places for things you try to keep secret.
Just like the urns in the computer games revealing extra lives if you crush them or the Ming vase secretly storing the long lost jewelry in a criminal novel.
The project was supported by IASPIS.