Designer (born 1983)
Katriina Nuutinen studied applied art and design at the University of Art and Design of Aalto University and graduated as a Master of Art in 2011. She has supplemented her studies during an exchange student year in 2009 at the Stockholm Konstfack – University College of Arts, Crafts and Design. In 2011 Nuutinen was selected Finnish Talent of the Year at the MUOTO2011 Gala in Helsinki.
Nuutinen works in her own design company in Joensuu. She has successfully taken part in numerous international exhibitions, for instance in Tokyo, New York, Paris, Milan, and Stockholm. Nuutinen is a founding member of the designer collective Kaamos.
The breakthrough product of Nuutinen’s is the Hely jewel luminaire that was chosen the most beautiful object at the Stockholm Furniture Fair in 2009. The sensitive Hely depicts Nuutinens knowledge of several materials and creative skills in combining these materials. She has specialized in luminaire design, glass and ceramics, but the substantial part of her work is combining them creatively with other materials, like wood and metal.