Amelie Klein learned her first master’s degree in business administration, at Vienna University of Economics and Business, and then worked in the broadcasting, journalism, PR and nonprofit fields. In 2009 she moved to New York City to study at SVA, where she was awarded a Silas H. Rhodes Scholarship for general academic excellence.
After graduating from the College, Klein joined the curatorial staff of the Vitra Design Museum, which is dedicated to the research and presentation of design, past and present. Located in a Frank Gehry-designed building in Weil am Rhein, Germany, the museum is home to a collection encompassing key objects from design history as well as the estates of several important figures in the field, such as Charles and Ray Eames, Alexander Girard, George Nelson and Verner Panton. Its exhibitions address a wide range of themes, including future technologies, sustainability, mobility and social awareness.