Estrid Ericson’s aesthetic environments and Josef Frank’s versatility inspired Harri Koskinen when he designed the floor lamp and table lamp for Svenskt Tenn. A visit to the store on Strandvägen 5, with its homey environments and greenery, were the basis for the idea of transforming a Monstera into beautiful lighting. Thin slits in the leaves form decorative shadows on walls and ceiling. Brass was an obvious choice to work with – a warm material, which creates pleasing reflections, where the play between light and shadow come into their own.
Harri Koskinen was born in 1970 in Kartsula at the Finnish countryside. Today he is known around the world as one of our great contemporary Nordic designers and he has won a large collection of prizes and awards both nationally and internationally. In 2004 he received the prestigious Italian design prize, Premio Compasso d’Oro, for the “Muu” chair, which he designed for Montina. The Pro Finlandia prize became his in 2007 and in 2009, he received one of the world’s most prestigious design prizes by the Torsten and Wanja Söderberg Foundation, which is awarded annually at the Röhsska Museum in Gothenburg. Read more