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Harri Koskinen is a Finnish designer, born 1970 in Karstula, Finland. He has studied at the Institute of Art and Design in Helsinki.
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.Block Lamp (1996), Design House Stockholm
Fatty Container (1998), Schmidinger
Candle Lantern (1999), Iittala
Genelec 8000-series speakers (2002), Genelec
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 2011Torsten 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.