Foto: Anne Hutschenreuter
Foto: Anne Hutschenreuter

Textile designer Magdalena Sophie Orland has been living and working in Leipzig since completing her Master's degree in Conceptual Textile Design at Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule Halle (Saale) in 2019.

 

Her artistic research approaches in her textile works are multifarious. They include 

experimental material investigations, interdisciplinary connection building, merging of traditional craft and manufacturing techniques with contemporary interpretations and methods, as well as the role of textile design within society. 

 

An essential part of her work is project-based and builds on cooperation between different crafts. This enables a constant process of questioning the boundaries of design. 

 

Magdalena Sophie Orland has received several awards for her theoretical and practical master's thesis ZWISCHEN_RÄUMEN and has been presented in various exhibitions.

 

In 2021 she founded together with Susanne Ostwald the design cooperative OODD Studios. Here, they focus on  contemporary interpretations of lace. 

 

Jan - Mar 2024

Work Scholarship 
Cultural Foundation of the Free State of Saxony

 

Nov 2022 - Oct 2023

Graduate Scholarship, Burg Giebichenstein, Kunsthochschule Halle

 

since 2022 

Full-time self-employed textile designer

  

Mar 2022 - Feb 2023

Evening Academy HGB - Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig

 

Jul 2021 

Establishment of the interdisciplinary design cooperative OODD Studios with Susanne Ostwald

  

Nov 2019 - Sep 2020

Facilitating the open embroidery workshop

as part of the exhibition „History in Fashion“

GRASSI Museum of Applied Arts, Leipzig

 

2017 - 2019

Master of Arts Conceptual Textile Design

Halle (Saale) University of Art and Design 

  

2013 - 2017

Bachelor of Arts Design/Textile Art/Textile Design

University of Applied Science Zwickau

Faculty Of Applied Art Schneeberg

Award for: best graduation project in 2017,

best final mark



Awards + 

Scholarships

Jan - Mar 2024

Work Scholarship 
Cultural Foundation of the Free State of Saxony


Nov 2023

OODD Studios
Saxon State Prize for Design
 

 

Aug 2023

Fiber Fever Summer Camp Braided Ribbons, Timelab Gent (BE) Softconnection Lab

 

Mar 2023

OODD Studios
3. BKV-Prize for Young Applied Arts

 

Nov 2022 - Oct 2023

graduate scholarship 
Burg Giebichenstein, Kunsthochschule Halle

 

Okt 2022 

OODD Studios 
Preis der Carl u. Anneliese Goerdeler Stiftung, 
Grassi Museum for Applied Arts Leipzig

 

2022
Kinder-leicht scholarship, Art Foundation of Saxony-Anhalt

 

Feb 2021

nomination Saxon State Prize for design 

 

2020-2021
OODD Studios

work scholarship ,
Art Foundation of Saxony-Anhalt

 

Sep 2020

nomination German Design Award, Newcomer 

Jun 2020

MaDe Award BEST INDUSTRIAL APPLICATION
international workshop and award series 
MaDe - Material Designers , Milan (IT)

 

May 2020

Förderpreis Wilhelm-Lorch-Foundation

 

Mar 2020

nominated for TALENTE 2020, Chamber of Crafts and Small Industries for

Munich and Upper Bavaria

 

Nov 2019

nomination for the Lucky Strike Junior Designer Award, category: textile & fashion special mention

 

Oct 2019

GiebichenStein Design prize „GiebichenStein 

der Freunde“, nominated in the category: most interesting experiment

 

Jan 2019 

award recipient

„House of Textile“

of the home textile association

 

Jul 2017 - Jul 2019

scholarship of The German, Academic Scholarship Foundation

 

Jul 2016

1st prize, innovation award of Caras Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH for a wall design

 

Nov 2015 - Feb 2016

award recipient

ausgezeichnet! most excellent!

 

Publication +
Press

Jun 2023

Admission into the 
Future Materials Bank

 

Dec 2021

Article about OODD Studios in
FREITAGABEINS- Magazin Nr. 2

 

Mar 2021

Material Designers Book

 

Oct 2020

Exhibition Catalogue Nouveautés -

Kunstschule und Spitzenindustrie in Plauen

  

Sep 2020

Presentation at Heimtextil-Trendbook 21/2Spott Trend Agency Denmark

 

Sep 2020
Feature DECO Home  

 

Jun 2020

Feature Textilwirtschaft 

 

Jun 2020
Interview The Collective

 

Mar 2020

5 Pages in the  yearbook 2019 

Burg Giebichenstein - Kunsthochschule Halle

 

Mar 2020

Exhibition Catalogue TALENTE 2020, Chamber of Crafts and Small Industries for

Munich and Upper Bavaria

 

Dec 2019

Feature ARTSTHREAD

 

Oct 2019

Feature DESIGNBOTE

 

Jan 2019 

Feature md INTERIOR | DESIGN |ARCHITECTURE

 

Jan 2019  

Publication Textile Vision, home textile association

 

Jun 2018 
Exhibition Catalogue

BUNTESGOLD- Peru aus der Sicht zeitgenössischer Textilkünstlerinnen

 

Apr 2018 

Exhibition Catalogue

TUCHFÜHLUNG

 

Nov 2015

publication, bilingual catalogue published by ARNOLDSCHE, Wasserschloss Klaffenbach


Exhibitions

Apr 2023

OODD Studios at Milan Design Week, Isola Design District (IT)

 

Jan 2023

OODD Studios

Solo Exhibition ORLANDO

Art Foundation of Saxony-Anhalt

 

Aug 2022

Conference "Colour and Health" ,

Humboldt University Berlin

 

Jul 2022 

LANDMARK, OODD studios, CLUSTER CRAFTS, London (GB)

 

Jun 2022

Evening Academy HGB - Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig

 

May 2022

F/A Fake Authentic Gallery, Collectible Brüssel (BE)

OODD studios x MeierUnger Architekten

 

Mar - Aug 2022

Schlosserei, Bachelor Project ÜBERDIENACHT 

Gallery Schloss Lichtenwalde

 

May - Nov 2021

Nouveautés – Kunstschule und Spitzenindustrie in Plauen Dresden Museum of Decorative Arts

 

Feb - Jul 2021

Materia Gris
CentroCentro Madrid (ES)

Jun 2020

virtual platform Isola Design District (IT) 

 

Mar 2020

Sonderschau TALENTE, Chamber of Crafts and Small Industries for

Munich and Upper Bavaria

 

Jan 2020

ZWISCHEN_RÄUMEN 

at IMM Cologne

 

Nov 2019 
ZWISCHEN_RÄUMEN 

at Stilwerk Hamburg

 

Oct 2019

ZWISCHEN_RÄUMEN auf at Dutch Design Week (NL)

 

Oct 2019

ZWISCHEN_RÄUMEN in at Art Foundation of Saxony-Anhalt

 

Jun - Oct 2019

BUNTESGOLD- Peru aus der Sicht zeitgenössischer Textilkünstlerinnen

Gallery Schloss Lichtenwalde, Project 

ZEHNMALFÜNFZEHN 

 

Jan 2019

Project Moosaros at HEIMTEXTIL-fair,

 

Nov - Dec 2018

BUNTESGOLD- Peru aus der Sicht zeitgenössischer Textilkünstlerinnen

Weisbachsches Haus Plauen, Project ZEHNMALFÜNFZEHN

Jun - Oct 2018

BUNTESGOLD- Peru aus der Sicht zeitgenössischer Textilkünstlerinnen

Sommerschloss Ostrov (CZE), Project 

ZEHNMALFÜNFZEHN 

 

Jun - Sep 2018 

TUCHFÜHLUNG

Museum for Applied Arts Gera

 

Apr - Jun 2018 

TUCHFÜHLUNG

New Saxon Gallery Chemnitz

 

Nov 2017 - Jan 2018

BUNTESGOLD in Peru - Fotoausstellung einer Inspirationsreise

Reglerkirche Erfurt

 

Jan 2017

CAMPUS HEIMTEXTIL

 

Jun 2016

digital naturverbunden 

TU Chemnitz

 

Nov 2015 - Feb 2016

ausgezeichnet! most excellent!

Wasserschloss Klaffenbach

  

Mar - May 2015

ELEMENTARY

Projektraum Chemnitzer Künstlerbund  

 

Lectures

Feb 2024

Grids in embroidery - the transformation of traditional techniques into a contemporary context

Neues Museum Nürnberg

 

Nov 2022 

Lectureship at Pforzheim University of Applied Sciences, DESIGN PF Faculty of Design

 

Jul 2022

Contemporary Lace-traditional Crafts and new technologies, Textiles Zentrum Haslach (AT)

 

Jul 2022
Contemporary Lace - the multisensory understanding of spaces Kunst.Macht.Raum  Frauen*Sache Festival Oldenburg

 

May 2022

Live Interview European Year of Youth, Open Doors Day, European Comission, Brussels (BEL)

 

Sep 2021

New directions in sustainable packaging design Presentation at 

FACHPACK 2021 Fair Nuremberg

 

Aug 2021

Designgtalk with Thomas Geisler, Dresden Museum of Decorative Arts

 

Nov 2020

MaDe Talks Barcelona Design Week
with Seetal Solanki