Matti Klenell and Offecct have now further developed the successful sofa system Font and added more parts and functions. Font, which was first developed for the Swedish Nationalmuseum in Stockholm, is a graphically clear modular sofa with historical roots and contemporary versatility.
Font was born out of a concrete need for a visually simple sofa that is easy to use, combine and move around. Th idea was it to have a contemporary minimalist expression and at the same time carry a part of the Nationalmuseum’s history. “Font is based on reduction and the shape felt just right for me from the first moment, with a refined simplicity and good comfort. Therefore, it has been both natural and fun to continue to develop it with more modules,”
says Matti Klenell.
The graphic clarity also inspired the name Font with its associations to letters that can be combined and shaped into a distinct furniture language. The straight and curved modules that were launched in 2018 are now complemented with an armchair, straight benches and added curved modules that enable an outward-facing seating as well. “From the start, the idea with the system was that it could grow out of the museum and be used in many different public spaces. That’s exactly what has happened and with the new parts, the flexibility and versatility have become even greater and so have the possibilities”
says Matti Klenell.Contact
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Matti Klenell (b. 1972) graduated in Interior Architecture from Konstfack – University of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm in 1999, and founded his studio in 2000. Klenell moves with ease between handicraft and industrial design. He has created art glass as well as designing furniture and lamps for mass production for companies such as Fontana Arte and Iittala. Klenell has received the EDIDA Swedish Design Award four times, and several of his designs are represented in museums in Sweden and abroad. In 2015 Klenell was given the honourable task of overseeing aspects of the new interior for Nationalmuseum in Stockholm.About Offecct
Offecct AB is a Swedish entrepreneur-led company with its headquarters and production in Tibro, Sweden. Offecct was founded in 1990 by Kurt Tingdal and Anders Englund. Offecct has a 20,000 m2 production facility and a yearly revenue 150 million SEK. 50% of Offecct''s sales comprise exports to more than 50 countries, and showrooms are located in Stockholm, Gothenburg and Tibro (SE), Oslo (NO), Copenhagen (DK), Milan (IT), London (UK), Rotterdam and Amsterdam (NL), Düsseldorf and Munich (DE), Zürich (CH), New York (US) and Singapore (SG). Since May 2017 Offecct has been a part of Flokk, an international griyo of companies with a focus on developing furniture for working places. In addition to Offecct the group owns HÅG, RBM, RH, BMA, Giroflex, Malmstolen, Profim and 9to5 Seating.