Designer Harri Koskinen (b. 1970) studied at the Lahti Institute of Design and the University of Art and Design Helsinki. In 2000, he established his own studio, called Friends of Industry Ltd. Harri Koskinen’s design is characterized by practicality and strict aesthetic criteria. He is always searching for innovative solutions for both the consumer and the producer. Koskinen usually relies on existing techniques and materials, while taking them a step further. He strives for simplicity in his designs – his aim is to bring out the best qualities of a product or a space and let them speak for themselves.