Harri Koskinen strives to find solutions that are innovative for both the consumer and the producer. In 1999, he created Lantern, a sculptured candleholder with a clean, simple, streamlined design. Perfectly balanced between pure lines of mouth blown glass, the candle creates an illusion of light floating in air.
In 2013, Iittala gave the classic Lantern a modern update by creating an electric version. Electricity increases Lantern’s usability. The lighting fixture can be placed in a range of environments--between shelves or in open spaces. Lantern’s strong shape allows for it to work naturally with both electricity and a live flame.