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 at Konstfack, Stockholm. Katriina Nuutinen has exhibited in Tokyo, Paris, Stockholm, Milan and New York. In 2010 she founded her own design studio, Muotoilustudio Katriina Nuutinen. In 2011 she was awarded as the Finnish talent of the year at the MUOTO gala in Helsinki.
Her breakthrough Hely–jewel lighting earned a mention as 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 she is in addition inspired by exploration with wood, metals and textiles. The latest material experiment was the Vakka leather containers with Anna Palomaa. Nuutinen has mainly designed lighting, interior accessories and tableware. However her attraction towards concept designing as well as furniture design is increasing."Handcraft based design. Something unusual, valuable and worth to care for".