Matti Klenell was born in Gothenburg and now lives and works in Stockholm. He is educated at Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm. In 2000 he founded Matti Klenell Studio.
From 2000 to 2006 Klenell was head of the form program at Beckmans College of Design in Stockholm.
His works is featured in the collections of severel museums, including the National Museum of Fine Arts in Stockholm. Klenell was the recipient of the prestigious Ljunggren Design Prize in 2003.