Harri Koskinen

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Harri Koskinen in 2012.

Harri Koskinen is a Finnish designer, born 1970 in Karstula, Finland. He has studied at the Institute of Art and Design in Helsinki.

Career[edit]

Koskinen is probably best known for his Block Lamp, a lightbulb held inside two shaped pieces of clear glass, which is exhibited in MoMA in New York City. Also very well known for the two variants of his Fatty container (models 7150 and 7100) designed in 1998 for Schmidinger; basically very expensive vinyl record carrying box and storage units respectively, made from Birch plywood with rounded corners as well as a well designed and finished construction.

He has designed for many different labels and companies, across many types of article; from furniture to cookware, as well as commercial packaging.

Products[edit]

  • Block Lamp (1996), Design House Stockholm
  • Fatty Container (1998), Schmidinger
  • Candle Lantern (1999), Iittala
  • Muu Chaise (2003), Montina
  • Iittala Carafe 125 (2006), Iittala
  • Korona Light (2014), Valoarte


To enhance iittala’s global growth and to emphasize the strategic role of design for the iittala brand, internationally renowned Finnish designer Harri koskinen and iittala signed a cooperation agreement and koskinen was appointed as iittala’s design director in 2011

Awards[edit]

  • Torsten and Wanja Söderberg Prize in 2009
  • Compasso d'Oro in 2004 for the Muu chair
  • Pro Finlandia medal in 2007.
  • Named Young Designer of the Year by Design Forum Finland in 2000
  • Excellent Swedish Design in 1998 (The Block Lamp)
  • Design Plus Award at the Ambiente Trade Fair in Frankfurt (The Block Lamp)
  • Best New Product at the accent show in New York in 1999 (The Block Lamp)
  • The Block lamp became part of MoMA’s permanent collection in 2000.

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