Harri Koskinen's Block Lamp with frozen bulb is a modern classic. Launched in 1995, it has won numerous awards and has been part of MoMA's permanent collection since 2000.
"The idea for the Block Lamp was born during a workshop at the University of Art and Design in Helsinki. The students were asked to design a gift for a wedding. I had a simple shape that I wanted to pour into the glass and I had the idea of 'enveloping' something in the glass." Harri Koskinen
Block Lamp Mini
Block Lamp – Black cord
Block Lamp – White cord
Harri Koskinen is undoubtedly the most important Finnish designer today Born in 1970 in Karstula, Finland, Harri's ingenious language is deeply rooted in the Finnish design tradition, striving for austerity and simplicity Today, he runs his own company Friends of Industry, with clients including Finnish Artek, Iittala and Marimekko, and international brands such as Magis, MUJI, Swarovski and Issey Miyake Harri was appointed Design Director of Iittala in 2011.
Whether it's lighting, furniture, watches, speakers, textiles, packaging for Finlandia, art glass or architecture, it's hard to find a designer whose work is so varied. But we're proud to say that the Block Lamp remains probably the piece for which Harri is best known.
Harri has received numerous awards, including the Compasso d'Oro, also known as the "Nobel Prize of the design industry". In 2009, Harri was awarded the Torsten and Wanja Söderberg Prize, one of the world's top design prizes. The jury noted that, despite his young age, Harri is probably Finland's most renowned designer, whose design is a perfect combination of tradition and renewal.