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Harri Koskinen


Harri Koskinen, born in 1970 in Karstula, Finland, is a trailblazer in the realm of Finnish design. As the head of his own design company, Friends of Industry, Koskinen's minimalist principles have led to partnerships with high-profile brands such as Artek, Iittala, Marimekko, Magis, and MUJI. His wide-ranging portfolio includes various design elements, from lighting to furniture, and even textiles and watches. His well-known Block Lamp is emblematic of his ability to perfectly balance aesthetic appeal with practical utility. In 2011, Koskinen ascended to the role of Design Director at Iittala, marking another milestone in his illustrious career. With numerous accolades to his name, including the prestigious Compasso d’Oro and the Torsten and Wanja Söderberg Award in 2009, Koskinen is a leading force in Finnish design. His work serves as a vital link between Finland's rich design heritage and its vibrant future, making him a key player on the international design stage.

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