Leo Maher is a designer and researcher 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’.



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Dutch Design Awards, Young Designer Nominee, Microlab Hall, Dutch Design Week 22'

Confessions, Tableau & Post-Service, Alcova- Milan Design Week 22'

Super Group 2.5, Superhouse Gallery NY, hosted by The Attico- Milan Design Week 22'

Kazerne Design Award, Kazerne, Eindhoven

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

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

'Positioned Realities', Non-Depleted Collective, Berlin

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

Superhouse Group Show 2, Superhouse Gallery, New York

Hall G, Sectie-C Open Studios, Dutch Design Week 2022, Eindhoven

Design Academy Eindhoven Grad' Show 2022, Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven

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

Elephant in the Room, Dutch Design Week 2019, Eindhoven