From an early age, Lieven worked as a painter while obtaining a technical education in construction mechanics. She went on to study Product Design and Sculpting in Kassel, Germany and Madrid, Spain. During this time, she developed a strong interest in light and the behavior of things and matter.
In 2015, she founded Studio Nina Lieven in Berlin. Lieven combines natural phenomena, geometrical forms, and kinetic movements to create fascinating experience objects. This combination of influences is a logical evolution of her life-long interests, education, and studies. Each object is produced by a selected network of collaborators and is assembled with care and attention by Lieven and her team. Studio Nina Lieven products are recipients of international awards such as the German Design Award and European Product Design Award and have been published in many international magazines by the likes of Design Milk, AD, and Journal du Design