Photography: Sirpa Kinnunen
EDUCATION: Aalto University, University of Art and Design, Helsinki, 2004-
Part-owner of the Kaamos-group with four other colleagues in Helsinki, Finland.
“Handcraft based design. Something unusual, valuable and worth to care for.”
Katriina Nuutinen was born in 1983, in Helsinki, Finland. She took her masters in 2011 from Aalto University, The School of Arts and Design, Helsinki. In 2009 she took one semester in Konstfack, Stockholm. Katriina Nuutinen has reached to exhibit in Tokyo, Paris, Stockholm, Milan and New York. In 2010 she founded her own design studio, Muotoilustudio Katriina Nuutinen. Last year she was awarded as the Finnish talent of the year in MUOTO2011 gala in Helsinki.
Her breakthrough Hely–jewel lighting earned a mention of the most beautiful product of the Stockholm Furniture Fair in 2009. At the moment the lamp is a part of the collection in The Finnish Glass Museum. Delicate Hely, made of glass, presents her know-how of various materials and her creative flair. She has specialized in glass and ceramics, but in addition is inspired by exploration with wood, metals and textiles. The latest material experiment was the Vakka leather containers with Anna Palomaa. Nuutinen has mainly designed lights, interior accessories and tableware. However her attraction towards concept designing as well as furniture design is increasing.