Friends of Industry
T: +358 9 679 043
F: +358 9 7268 9090
Born in 1970 in Karstula, a small town in the centre
of Finland. He studied at the Lahti Institute of Design and at the University of Art and Design in Helsinki.
En 1998, he founded his own practice, Friends of Industry, which offers product a
nd concept design, as well as architectural shows.
In spite of his youth, he already possesses a portfolio of well-known clients: Altia, Artek, Beauty Prestige International, Danese, Design House Stockholm, Finlandia Vodka Worldwide, Genelec,
Iittala, Magis, Marset, Issey Miyake Inc., Montina, Muji, O Luce, Panasonic, Seiko Instruments Inc., Swarovski, Venini, Woodnotes, etc. Koskinen normally relies on existing techniques and materials but occasionally also looks to go a little bit further i
n the search for innovative solutions for both consumers and manufacturers.
Harri Koskinen designs are characterised by their utility and a strict aesthetic criterion. To maintain the simplicity of his designs, he draws the best qualities out
of his materials and allows them to express themselves. He mainly uses glass, wood, metal and plastic. Today, Koskinen is one of the most well-known young designers in the world.
For the moment he has received many important awards, including
the Compasso d’Oro (Golden Compass) 2004 for the “Muu” chair, designed for Montina.