Harri Koskinen was born in Karstula, Finland, in 1970. His furniture and versatile design objects have aroused great international interest. Harri Koskinen strives to find solutions that are innovative for both the consumer and producer. He works with companies like Artek, Danese, Finlandia Vodka, Issey Miyake, iittala, Montina, Muji, Genelec, Oluce, Panasonic, Seiko, Skandium, Venini and Woodnotes. Koskinen is probably best known for his Block Lamp, a lightbulb held inside two shaped pieces of clear glass, which is exhibited at MoMA. Along the years, he has won several awards, the most significant of them the Compasso d'Oro Award in 2004.