Nathalie Lahdenmäki (b. 1974) graduated with an M.A. in art from the Department of Ceramics and Glass of the University of Art and Design Helsinki UIAH. She is both a Finnish and French national. She works as a researcher and teacher at her Alma Mater. She was awarded the Design Plus prize for her Fire series in Germany in 2002. She work for iittala and other Scandinavian companies.