The world around us is one in transition, and the spaces that we live and work in are more fluid than fixed. HarriKoskinenWorks, Koskinen’s own furniture and lighting collection, is a selection of designs created especially for this fast-paced, ever-changing urban lifestyle. Developed over a ten-year period, each product is underpinned by efficiency, quality and comfort, forging fresh horizons for contemporary design. Each piece is striking in its simplicity, yet has powerful impact in the modern interior. Equally suited to commercial environments and household spaces, HarriKoskinenWorks brings the efficiency of the modern office to the domestic interior, while providing the office landscape with the comforts of home.
Characterised by crisp, cool contours and weightless shapes, the HarriKoskinenWorks furniture collection outlines a new direction for contemporary design. Scandinavian furniture is often distinguished by its balance of form and function, and the pieces presented in HarriKoskinenWorks combine restrained chic with forward-thinking innovation. The collection features a uniquely transformable sofa bed, a modular shelving unit and a versatile side table. As these designs express the optimism of today’s youth culture, they also capture the classical elegance of the Scandinavian tradition.
Each piece in the collection was designed with multi-functionality in mind. SofaBed, with its wide arms and generous backrest, creates sleek seating bordered by smooth surfaces, which effortlessly reconfigures into a range of sleeping options. By reducing the number of individual pieces needed in the household, SofaBed makes efficient use of space, enabling a single item of furniture to provide several functions. The modular ShelfSystem shelving unit is also as versatile as it is chic; its weightlessness and versatility are mirrored in the streamlined shape of TableBench.
HarriKoskinenWorks meets the demand for furniture with stylish forms that parallel their functionality. The beauty and practicality of these designs, together with their high-quality materials and workmanship, can bring the unique character of Scandinavian furniture to any interior.
Harri Koskinen (born in 1970) has an uncompromising, bold design aesthetic that has gained him international renown since the early days of his career. Practicality, a spare style and a conceptual approach to product and spatial design are Koskinenʼs trademarks. His clients include Alessi, Arabia, Artek, Cassina IXC, Design House Stockholm, Finlandia Vodka Worldwide, Genelec, Iittala, Issey Miyake Inc., Montina, Muji, Panasonic, Seiko Instruments Inc., Swarovski, Venini and Woodnotes.
Founded in 2000, Koskinen's design agency Friends of Industry Ltd. is involved in product, concept and exhibition design. In 2009, Koskinen launched his first namesake collection, Harri Koskinen Works, consisting of furniture and a lamp. That same year, he became a partner in the Finnish organic and local production food concept and store called Maatilatori - Eat&Joy Farmers Market. In January 2012 Koskinen was appointed Design Director of the Iittala brand.
Koskinen's works have been on display in exhibitions around the world. He has been awarded several major design prizes, such as the Kaj Franck Design Prize (2014), the Torsten and Wanja Söderberg Prize (2009), the Pro Finlandia Medal (2007) and the Compasso d'Oro prize (2004).