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Leonie Burkhardt

Leonie Burkhardt is a textile designer and artist based in Göteborg. She is passionate about exploring the craft of weaving and pushing its limits by using digital tools. She works at the boundary of textile and object and emphasizes textile qualities such as material compositions, rich textures, and vibrant colors. Her work process is playful and intuitive and derives from a place of curiosity.

She graduated with her BA studies in textile design at HAW Hamburg (2016-2020) and did a semester abroad at KMITL in Bangkok in 2018/19. She continued to do a Master's degree at the renowned Swedish School of Textiles in Borås (2020-2022). During the Master's program, she absolved a six-month internship at Kvadrat in Hamburg. As a freelance designer, she worked for Lokaldesign and Jongeriuslab. 

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  • Travel Grant, Swedish Arts Grant Committee

  • Best Concept Award by Home of Textiles Scandinavia

  • Textile Design Award 2022 by Kasthall

  • Shortlisted for the ArtsThread Global Design Graduate Show 2022

  • TEKO - Sveriges Textil- och Modeföretag Study Grant


  • Erasmus+ Traineeship Grant

2019- 2022

  • Scholarship of the German Academic Scholarship Foundation


  • Best Artistic Development by Xounts



Residency Weaving, Textile Centre Haslach (AT)

10-day textile residency in Jacquard weaving 02/2024

DES&DO, S-P-O-K Västra Götaland (SE)

collaboration between young makers and local manufacturers 06 - 12/2023

Advanced Textile Program, TextielLab Tilburg (NL)

10-week program with other makers about the theme of sustainability 08 - 11/2022


The Swedish School of Textiles, Sweden

MA Textile Design 2020-2022

KMITL, Thailand

Semester Abroad Textile Design 2018-2019

HAW Hamburg, Germany

BA Textile Design 2016-2020


Drew University, Madison NJ, USA

Audit Student "Art in the late 20th Century" 2014




Textile Week 2024, Design Zentrum Hamburg (GE)

Group Exhibition 13 - 21 June 2024

DES&DO!, Paris (FR)

Group Exhibition, SPOK Västra Götaland 5 - 8 September 2024

DES&DO!, Textilmuseet, Borås (SE)

Group Exhibition, SPOK Västra Götaland Fall 2024

BeCraft European Prize for Applied Arts Award 2024

Group Exhibition, Grand Hall of Anciens Abattoirs of Mons, Belgium 24 November 2024 - 16 February 2025 



DES&DO!, Röhsska Museet, Göteborg (SE)

Group Exhibition, SPOK Västra Götaland 30 May - 4 August 2024

DES&DO, Stockholm Furniture Fair (SE)

Group Exhibition, SPOK Västra Götaland 6 - 10 February 2024

German Design Award Show, Kap Europa Frankfurt (GE)

Newcomer Award Finalist Exhibition 25 - 27 January 2024


Secrets of Making #3, TextielMuseum Tilburg (NL)

Interactive Group Exhibition 1 July 2023 - 26 May 2024

Révélations, Grand Palais Éphémère Paris (FR) 

International Biennial of Crafts and Creation 7 - 11 June 2023

One-And-Twenty Winner Exhibition, Tortona Design (IT)

Group Exhibition at Milan Design Week 17 - 23 April 2023


MK&G Messe 22 - Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg (GE)

Young Talents invitation 23 - 27 November 2022

Looking Forward, Design Perron (NL)

Graduation group exhibition at Dutch Design Week 22 - 30 October 2022

Talente 2021 (postponed to 2022), HWK Munich (GE)

International Craft Fair 6 - 10 July 2022

We Will Design, BASE Milano (IT)

Group exhibition at Milan Design Week 6 - 12 June 2022

Looking Forward, Textielmuseet Borås (SE)

Graduation group exhibition 3 June - 28 August 2022

DRAFTS, Berlin Open Lab (GE)

Group pop-up exhibition 13 May 2022


Light&Day, Tendence Frankfurt (GE)

Group exhibition 30 June - 13 July 2018


Interview with ADA Sweden 

Interview with German Design Award 2024

Interview with 1granary


Mentioned in: 

Suboart Magazine

Color Hive 

Schöner Wohnen ​

md Mag online

Magazin Stuttgarter Zeitung

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