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Harri Koskinen Block Lamp

The Harri Koskinen Block Lamp is a contemporary collector's piece. Two translucent glass blocks are cast at high heat for durability and unique texture. The shape of a lightbulb completed when they are placed together, and an LED lightbulb screws perfectly into place. A textiled plug cord has a convenient switch. Part of the Museum of Modern Art New York collection since 2000, the block lamp has been a favorite since its inception in 1996. Designed by Harri Koskinen, the lamp continues to be among Design House Stockholm's most popular products and has numerous design awards and accolades to its credit. Give your home or office a Scandinavian luminescense with the iconic Harri Koskinen Block Lamp.... (Read more)

  • Brand: Design House Stockholm
  • Designer: Harri Koskinen
  • Product family: Home Accents
  • Material: Glass
  • Measurements: 4 L x 6-1/4" W x 3-1/5" D (10 x 16 x 9 cm
  • Cord length: 83" L (211 cm)
  • E14 LED bulb is included
  • Block lamp plugs are for U.S. (or compatible) electrical sockets only
Harri Koskinen Large Block Lamp - Black CordHarri Koskinen Large Block Lamp - Black Cord
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Measurements: 6-1/4" L x 4" W x 3-1/5" H (16 x 10 x 9 cm)

Harri Koskinen’s frozen light bulb Block Lamp is a modern classic. Launched in 1997, it has received numerous awards and became part of MoMA’s permanent collection in 2000. Since 2014, the Block Lamp is upgraded with a LED light bulb.

The idea for the Block Lamp was born during a workshop at the University of Art and Design Helsinki. The students were given an assignment to design a gift for a wedding. ”I had this simple form that I wanted to cast in glass, and got the idea to ’wrap’ something into the glass. I first tried a couple of snaps glasses, but then the same thing happened like always when I’m in the design process – at a subconscious level I started reducing.”Each part of the block lamp is hand cast and undergoes an extremely long cooling process to avoid cracking later on if exposed to strong temperature changes. The matte bulb shape is sand-blasted.

Design awards:
Excellent Swedish Design (1998)
The Design Plus (1999)
Ambiente Show (1999)
Frankfurt Fair (1999)
The Best New Product at the Accent Show in New York (1999)
About Design House Stockholm
Design House Stockholm

Design House Stockholm is a publishing house for contemporary Scandinavian design, with products ranging from furniture to fashion, lighting, tableware and limited studio editions.... ( More Design House Stockholm )

About Harri Koskinen
Harri Koskinen

Born in Karstula, Finland, in 1970, Harri Koskinen’s furniture and versatile design objects have aroused great international interest. His Block Lamp and All Steel cookware collections have a clear purpose but the way in which he conceptualizes and executes the design are unmatched. Koskine... ( More Harri Koskinen )

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