Marija Puipaitė Lithuanian, b. 1987


Marija Puipaitė is a Lithuanian designer living and working in Vilnius. She received a product design BA from Vilnius Academy of Arts in 2010 and completed her MA degree in the Contextual Design department at Design Academy Eindhoven in 2014. At the moment, she is a Ph.D. student in Design at Vilnius Academy of Arts. Her research field is human body perceptions in the rise of scientific anatomy practice in Early Modern Europe.

Marija Puipaitė uses the human body as a starting point for her designs. Whether furniture or jewelry, it always possesses an intimate, organic connection with its user, aiming to give a sensual experience. Marija sees the design process more like a ritual where all given factors and coincidences affect the result.

Marija is mentoring at Vilnius Academy of Arts Design department, working as a product designer, curating design exhibitions, and blending creative practice with Vytautas Gečas. Vartai gallery represents their works.



Born 1987 in Vilnius, Lithuania

Lives and works in Vilnius, Lithuania


2018 – Cite Internationale Des Arts, Paris (France)

2013 – Contextual Design (MA) at the Design Academy Eindhoven (The Netherlands)

2006-2010 – product design (BA) at Vilnius Academy of Arts in 2010


2023 - Collectible fair with, Galerija Vartai, Brussels (Belgium)

2022 - The Invisibles. Historic Furniture from a Contemporary Design Perspective, the Lithuanina National Museum of Art, Vilnius (Lithuania). Curator together with Vytautas Gečas and Monika Lipšic

2021 - Personal Scale, Galerija Vartai, Vilnius (Lithuania). Curator together with Vytautas Gečas

2020 – Collectible Design fair, with Galerija Vartai, Brussels (Belgium)

2020 – Spectrum, Galerija Vartai, Vilnius (Lithuania)

2019 – Alert objects, Galerija Vartai, Vilnius (Lithuania). Participant and curator together with Vytautas Gečas

2019 – Budapest Design Week festival, Budapest (Hungary)

2019 – Designsalon 2019, Europe’s Designing Women, Landesgalerien, Linz (Austria)

2019 – Envisioned Comfort, A-piece gallery, Do the Right Thing, Titanikas, Vilnius (Lithuania)

2018 – Abstract Expressions – Explorations in Jewellery Designs, Zaha Hadid Gallery, London (United Kingdom)

2018 – Le Off, Paris Design Week, Ground Control - 81 rue du Charolais, Paris (France)

2018 – Design Lithuania 2018, Palais Ducal, Caen (France)

2018 – now! le off, Paris design week, Paris (France)

2018 – Stories of Things Lithuanian Design 1918 - 2018, National Art Gallery, Vilnius (Lithuania)

2018 – 4 a change, Vilnius design week 2018, Vilnius (Lithuania)

2018 – Selected 2018, Out of the Frame, Neue Galerie Graz at Universalmuseum Joanneum, Graz (Austria)

2018 – Ventura Future, Milan design week, Milan (Italy) 

2018 – Applied Arts and Design 1918-2018, Museum of Applied Arts and Design, Vilnius (Lithuania)

2017 – Fantasy, Vol. 4, Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven, (The Netherlands)

2017 – London Design Fair, Old Truman Brewery Hall S5, London (United Kingdom)

2017 – Mint design gallery, London Design Festival, 2 North Terrace, London (United Kingdom)

2017 – Age of Man, Milan Design Week, Ventura Lambrate, Milan (Italy)

2017 – Central Textile Museum in Lodz (Poland)

2017 – Muzeum Miasta Gdyni (Poland)

2017 – Museum of Applied Art and Design, Vilnius (Lithuania)

2017 – Nordic House, Reykjavík (Iceland)

2017 – Latvian National Museum of Art / Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, Riga (Latvia)

2017 – Estonian Museum of Applied Arts and Design (Tallinn)

2016 – Form/Design Center, Malmö (Sweden) 

2016 – Embracing Touch (solo), ARgenTum Jewellery Art gallery of Vilnius Art Academy, Vilnius (Lithuania)

2016 – Dutch Design Week, Sectie C, Eindhoven (The Netherlands)

2015 – January, Generation 2015, Looiersgracht 60, Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

2014 – Design Academy Eindhoven Graduation Show, Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven (The Netherlands)


Museum of Applied Arts and Design, Vilnius (Lithuania)

Art Fairs