Designer Harri Koskinen (born 1970) studied at the Lahti Institute of Design and the University of Art and Design in Helsinki. In 1998, he established his own studio, Friends of Industry, which offers product and concept design as well as exhibition architecture.
Characterised by practicality and strict aesthetic criteria, Koskinen’s uncompromising and outstanding design work received international recognition from the start. Renowned for developing innovative solutions for both consumer and producer, Koskinen has won several major design awards over the years.
In 2009, he was awarded the Torsten and Wanja Söderberg Prize. He has also won the highly esteemed Compasso d’Oro Award, which he received in 2004 for the Muu Chair. Koskinen’s works have been presented in numerous exhibitions worldwide.