Edvins work is characterized by an exploration of symbolism, history and cultural heritage, designing for a wide diversity of manufacturers and craft workshops - from serial production to unique pieces. Klasson holds a MA degree in Industrial Design from The Oslo School of Architecture and Design, including design studies at the Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach am Main and art history studies at the University of Oslo.
Having formerly worked as a prototype maker and in a technical product development studio, Klasson has an extensive knowledge of production processes and materials. He won the Norwegian Design Council’s ‘Young Talent Award’ in 2013, the ‘DOGA Award for Design Excellence’ in 2018, and a NYCxDESIGN ‘Honorary Award’ in 2019. His work has been acquired by Norway’s National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design and exhibited both home and abroad with shows in Milan, New York, Brussels, Kortrijk, Stockholm and Berlin.
«I often question the legacy of cultural products, either ancient or relatively new, through reinterpretation and symbolic play. Changing context, enhancing properties and building new narratives are all elements of my design practice»