Harri Koskinen is a designer from Finland who has been named Finnish Designer of the Year and has received several Best Product Awards from around the world. Harri likes to base his work on dignity and courage, using them to find and navigate the essential aspects of any given design challenge. His work is dualistic, taking a strict rational approach yet combining it with a free intuitive perspective, for Harri it is critical to have a purity of purpose when designing. In Scandinavia designers are often given the space and time they need to explore individuality and potential and by doing so conceive of better ways of giving back to society. Harri believes this symbiosis is and will continue to be a major driving force behind the best of Scandinavian design.