"The chair came to take its initial inspiration from old school hifi design with its often perforated wooden surfaces."
Due to the skilled CNC wood milling know-how in the Made By Choice factory, located outside Salo in a building once used by the Finnish home electronics company Salora, the chair came to take its initial inspiration from old school hifi design with its often perforated wooden surfaces. This concept led further in to a piece of furniture rooted in tradition but with an absolute contemporary expression.
Laulu is Finnish and means song.
MATTI KLENELL (b. 1972). Since graduation from Konstfack, Stockholm in 1999 Klenell has worked with design commissions for a long list of clients worldwide. It includes companies such as FontanaArte, Iittala, Swedese, Källemo, Moooi, Offecct and Muuto. He has also worked with art direction in various context, most recently or the Nationalmuseum in Stockholm where he was responsible for the re-design of the restaurant interior furnished with a collection of contemporary Swedish design.
Simultaneously he has developed his own and unique language as a glass artist with several solo exhibitions and public art commissions. The broad variety of projects with a mix of art, craft and design is also what characterizes his work and this process has created a personal, innovative, and new take on the Scandinavian design tradition. Klenell teaches design frequently at Konstfack and Beckmans College of Design in Stockholm.