Ceramist artist Kati Tuominen-Niittylä began working at the Arabia factory in 1980. Her sumptuous and timeless language of form appears in numerous serially manufactured products and one-off works.
One of Arabia’s success stories is the KoKo tableware collection, a result of Tuominen-Niittylä's and Kristina Riska’s creative cooperation.
Prior to the Kaj Franck Design Prize Kati Tuominen-Niittylä has received the Grand Prix, Honourable Mention and the Gold Medal in the Mino Ceramics Competition in Japan. She is a charter member of the Arabia Art Department Society which continues the cultural heritage of the Arabia Art Department. The jury noted that during her long career Kati Tuominen-Niittylä has created versatile ceramic art and design involving interplay, from unique archaic art objects to playful modern serial products.