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 essntial 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. 


Nov 2022 - Aug 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

Mar 2023

3. BKV-Prize for Young Applied Arts


since Nov 2022

graduate scholarship 
Burg Giebichenstein, Kunsthochschule Halle


Okt 2022 

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


Kinder-leicht scholarship, Art Foundation of Saxony-Anhalt


Feb 2021

nomination Saxon State Prize for design 



work scholarship from the Art Foundation of Saxony-Anhalt, Project ORLANDO


Sep 2020

nomination German Design Award, Newcomer


Jun 2020

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


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



Oct 2019



Jan 2019 



Jan 2019  

Publication Textile Vision, home textile association


Jun 2018 
Exhibition Catalogue

BUNTESGOLD- Peru aus der Sicht zeitgenössischer Textilkünstlerinnen


Apr 2018 

Exhibition Catalogue



Nov 2015

publication, bilingual catalogue published by ARNOLDSCHE, Wasserschloss Klaffenbach


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 



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


at IMM Cologne


Nov 2019 

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 



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 



Jun - Sep 2018 


Museum for Applied Arts Gera


Apr - Jun 2018 


New Saxon Gallery Chemnitz


Nov 2017 - Jan 2018

BUNTESGOLD in Peru - Fotoausstellung einer Inspirationsreise

Reglerkirche Erfurt


Jan 2017



Jun 2016

digital naturverbunden 

TU Chemnitz


Nov 2015 - Feb 2016

ausgezeichnet! most excellent!

Wasserschloss Klaffenbach


Mar - May 2015


Projektraum Chemnitzer Künstlerbund  



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