Block Lamp Design by Harri Koskinen for Design House Stockholm
In Design House Stockholm’s Block Lamp the light is enclosed by two glass blocks that feature a matt, sandblasted bulb shape. Each part of the lamp is hand cast and undergoes an extremely long cooling process to avoid cracking later on if exposed to strong temperature changes. Harri Koskinen designed the Block Lamp in 1996, and it became an immediate success. The light has been part of MoMA’s permanent collection since 2000.SHOP NOW SHOP NOW SHOP NOW SHOP NOW SHOP NOW SHOP NOW
Finnish 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 (1999) and the All Steel pot series (2002) designed for Iittala, Oma tableware range (2007) for Arabia and Vakio watches for Issey Miyake.
At the Milan International Furniture Fair 2009, Koskinen presented his own brand Harri Koskinen Works, under which he produces his own furniture range – such as Tablebench, Sofabed, Shelfsystem and the lamp Foldedlight. Koskinen’s design is characterized by functionality and strict aesthetic criteria – he is always looking for innovative solutions for both the consumer and the producer.
Koskinen has received prestigious awards for his works, including the Compasso d’Oro Award 2004 for his Muu chair), the Torsten and Wanja Söderberg Prize 2009 and the Wallpaper Design Award for his Sofabed in 2010.SHOP NOW