Designer Harri Koskinen

Harri Koskinen (b. 1970) is a versatile Finnish designer who has studied at the Lahti Institute of Design and at the University of Art and Design in Helsinki. His international breakthrough was in 1996 with the Block lamp, which is already considered a Scandinavian design classic and has been part of the MoMA’s permanent collection since 2000. 

Koskinen’s creations include a wide range of different products – furniture, tableware, glassware, lighting, watches, textiles and much more – designed for world-renowned brands. Some of his best-known products are the candleholder Lantern and the All Steel pot series designed for Iittala, the K chair for Woodnotes, and a series of active speakers for Genelec.

Designers words

“We began with the product features: it needed to be easy-to-use, long-lasting and most of all, unique. The product’s main use is storage for sounds, so everything about it supports that purpose. The idea was to make a powerful and compact object that is as useful as it is aesthetically pleasing. Genuine, durable materials are a good place to start for long-lasting products such as this. The design language is very straightforward and functional, taking into account user ease and satisfaction. A mechanical product such as this is always a trusted purchase. Handcrafted in a limited number, this product is guaranteed to be an heirloom for future generations.” 

Harri Koskinen 2020