Finnish designer Harri Koskinen was born in 1970. He studied at the Lahti Institute of Design before graduating with a postgraduate degree from the University of Art and Design in Helsinki. He became an internationally renowned designer in 1996, with the launch of the award-winning Block Lamp which has been a part of MoMA’s permanent collection since 2000. The designer’s work varies widely from lighting and furniture design to tableware, glassware, textiles, and watches. Harri Koskinen has collaborated with many world-renowned brands, including Iittala, Issey Miyake Watch, and Nikari. In 2009, the designer launched his own brand, Harri Koskinen Works, which produces furniture and lighting. Apart from receiving the Pro Finlandia medal in 2007, the designer has also won many awards for his work, including a Torsten and Wanja Söderberg Prize and the Compasso d’Oro Award.