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. He has designed for many different labels and companies, across many types of article; from furniture to cookware, as well as commercial packaging.
Year 2009 Harri received the Torsten and Wanja Söderberg Prize, Scandinavia’s most prominent design award. The chairman of the jury notes that Harri is an internationally renowned designer who, despite his young age, is perhaps Finland’s greatest contemporary designer, and whose design is a perfect combination of tradition and renewal.