Of recent it’s started to get quite cold in northern Europe which is not surprising as winter is coming… In fact, as I look out of the window here at Everybody Towers the huge clouds headed our way up the river seem to be Winter itself. Good job I brought my coat this morning.

Anyway, one place that is still hot is Scandinavia, which – for years, has been a great source of inspiring design in many forms to a great number of designers around the world. So it’s only fair to show you the work of one designer from the northern reaches of the continent for whom we have a great deal of respect, Matti Klenell, A Swedish native, who creates many wonderous items in glass and other materials.

In the years since he started his own studio at the turn of the century, he has won many awards and worked for some large clients and furniture makes, Including the Dutch company Moooi. One of our favourite pieces by him is these beautiful glass sculptures which are created in blown and solid glass. They are on show as part of the permanent collection at the Swedish National Museum in Stockholm. The picture above shows a perfect example of how his feeling for form and shape shows through his work.

If you click on the image it will take you to his website, where you can see many other items designed by this talented Swede.

Everybody likes glass, and everybody likes nice things. Everybody likes Matti’s work.