Leo Maher is a British-born designer, researcher and sculptural furniture maker currently based in the Netherlands. His work collects research from material cultures, past and present, and the narrative they present tethered to, before reformatting archives into new physical pieces. Often trying to respect one tool or material as an equivalent to the next, respecting the delicate mutuality and harmony as narratives, materials and techniques come together to form conglomerate objects.

He graduated Cum Laude from the Design Academy Eindhoven (BA) in 2021 and with Merit from Kingston School of Art (2017). His graduation project from the Design Academy ‘Unfamiliar Passions’ was nominated for the Melkweg Award for ‘outspoken talent’ and short-listed for the Dutch Design Awards ‘Young Designer Award’ 2022. 


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Dripping Rhubarb, Tableau, Copenhagen, 2023

Infinite Looping in Harmony, HATCH, Paris, 2023

At the Edge of Everything, Cabin, Berlin, 2023

'Cruising: Discomfort as a Tool to Depatriarchise Design', Huidenclub, Rotterdam, 2023

Dutch Design Awards, Young Designer Award, Microlab Hall, Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven, 2022

Confessions, Tableau & Post-Service, Alcova- Milan Design Week, 2022

Super Group 2.5, Superhouse Gallery NY, hosted by The Attico, Milan Design Week, 2022

Kazerne Design Award, Kazerne, Eindhoven, 2022

Unfamiliar Passions, Galerie Fleur en Wouter, with Mai van Oers, Amsterdam, 2022

'Queer Ontology', Willem Twee, with Leon Stoffelen, Den Bosch, 2022

'Positioned Realities', Non-Depleted Collective, Berlin, 2022

'The Invisibles: Historic Furniture from a Contemporary Design Perspective', Lithuanian National Museum of Art, Lithuania, 2021

Superhouse Group Show 2, Superhouse Gallery, New York, 2021

Hall G, Sectie-C Open Studios, Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven, 2021

Design Academy Eindhoven Grad' Show, Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven, 2021

Gerrit Rietveld Academie Grad' Show, Geomax with Mona Mercier, Amsterdam, 2020

EitR, Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven, 2019