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)
STAND WITH UKRAINEAuction exhibition 26 Apr - 31 May 2022Photos by Audrius Solominas
L’ÉTREINTE - EMBRACEMENT – GLAMONĖGroup exhibition dedicated to the centenary of the birth of the famous Lithuanian modernist Antanas Mončys. 9 Sep - 5 Nov 2021Opening on 9 Septembe, 2021 at 6 PM 9 September – 5 November, 2021 Curators: Linas Bliškevičius and Yates Norton. Artists: Antanas Mončys and Arturas Bumšteinas, Viltė Bražiūnaitė & Tomas...
Personal ScaleContemporary design exhibition 17 Jun - 5 Aug 2021Curators: Marija Puipaitė & Vytautas Gečas Participants: Agnė Kučerenkaitė (LT), Charlotte Jonckheer (BE), Corradino Garofalo (IT), Destroyers and Builders (BE), Joan Vellvé Rafecas (SP), Kiki & Joost (NL), Kotryna Butautytė...
Alert ObjectsGroup exhibition 13 Dec 2019 - 24 Jan 2020Curators: Vytautas Gečas and Marija Puipaitė Vartai gallery launches a new series of annual exhibitions dedicated to contemporary design. The aim of the project, realized in collaboration with Lithuanian and...
VARTAI at COLLECTIBLEBrussels, Belgium 9 - 12 Mar 2023From 9 to 12 March, we will be attending COLLECTIBLE, the prestigious fair dedicated exclusively to 21st century contemporary design, which will take place for...
Galerija VARTAI at COLLECTIBLE SALON28 - 30 May 2021Galerija VARTAI at the virtual contemporary design fair COLLECTIBLE! From May 28 -30, 2021, we will represent design projects by 9 individual and collaborative designers...
GRASSIMESSE 2020 International forum and a fair for applied arts and designLeipzig, Germany 23 - 25 Oct 2020Gallery VARTAI on 23rd - 25th of October will be participating at Grassimesse 2020 design fair in Leipzig, Germany! Between 23 Lithuanian designers represented together...
Collectible, The Fair for 21st Century Design 2020Brussels, Belgium 5 - 9 Mar 2020Presented designers Marija Puipaitė and Vytautas Gečas. Vartai gallery is pleased to have participated in the third edition contemporary design fair Collectible in Brussels. This...
2017 – „Kuriu žmogui, kuris ieško“, in: Created in Lithuania, no.1, 2017
2017 – “Marija, jos objektai ir intymumas”, in: Namas ir aš, 2017-01
GALERIJA VARTAI AT COLLECTIBLE9 – 12 MARCH 2023, Brussels (Belgium) February 28, 2023Meet us at COLLECTIBLE, the contemporary design fair! From 9 to 12 March, we will be attending COLLECTIBLE, the prestigious fair dedicated exclusively to 21st...
Charity auction Stand With UkraineMay 2, 2022On May 5, Galerija Vartai and National volunteer support coordination center 'Strong Together' will hold a charity auction of contemporary art and design - STAND...
Marija Puipaitė & Vytautas Gečas in "Architectural Digest" IndiaDresser from series "Romance & Gravity" April 7, 2021We are very happy to share the news that a dresser from series 'Romance & Gravity', 2019 by emerging Lithuanian designers duo Marija Puipaitė &...
Marija Puipaitė & Vytautas Gečas in "Elle Decor" IndiaDecember 7, 2020Galerija VARTAI would like to congratulate two emerging Lithuanian designers Marija Puipaitė and Vytautas Gečas who were presented in the latest Elle Decor India issue...
GRASSIMESSE 2020 INTERNATIONAL FORUM AND A FAIR FOR APPLIED ARTS AND DESIGNLeipzig, Germany October 20, 202023 - 25 OCTOBER 2020 GRASSI MUSEUM OF APPLIED ARTS Gallery VARTAI on 23rd - 25th of October will be participating at Grassimesse 2020 design...
Marija Puipaitė and Vytautas Gečas on The Guardian and ELLEEnvisioned Comfort September 15, 2020Gallery VARTAI is excited to share the media coverage of Marija Puipaitė and Vytautas Gečas on The Guardian and ELLE. 'Designs for the New Reality...
Marija Puipaitė and Vytautas Gečas at London Design FestivalVirtual Design Destination by Adorno September 15, 2020London Design Festival, 12-20 September 2020 Lithuanian designers Marija Puipaitė and Vytautas Gečas represented at Virtual Design Destination by Adorno. This is the place to...
Marija Puipaitė and Vytautas Gečas at Paris Design weekwith COLLECTIBLE Curates August 26, 2020We are very happy to announce that Vartai gallery will participate at this year's Paris Design Week representing designers Marija Puipaitė and Vytautas Gečas. Furniture...
Marija Puipaitė and Vytautas Gečas on dezeenDezeen: Envisioned Comfort furniture collection pairs velvet seats with wooden frameworks July 5, 2020Article by Natashah Hitti 'Plush, tufted velvet seats are drooped over complex frameworks of interlocking wooden poles in this furniture collection by Marija Puipaitė and...
IDEAT featuresGalerja Vartai presentation at Collectible Design Fair as one the the most interesting stands March 6, 2020Thanks to the autor Guy-Claude Agboton
IGTV: Vartai UNLOCKED with Marija Puipaitė and Vytautas GečasGallery VARTAI presents new IGTV series of artists and collectors' interviews, studio visits and special edition videos November 13, 2020This time gallery VARTAI visited two young emerging contemporary designers, Marija Puipaitė and Vytautas Gečas! Marija and Vytautas talked about their favourite design objects, their...
Koen Kleijn, art historian and writer shares his thoughts on contemporary design exhibition "Alert Objects" at Galerija VARTAI.December 18, 2019
Talk 5: What contemporary design can do?Conversation with Koen Kleijn, Vytautas Gečas and Marija Puipaitė, moderated by Mantas Lesauskas December 12, 2019Galerija VARTAI presents: TALK Nr. 5 with designers Vytautas Gečas and Marija Puipaitė, art historian and writer Koen Kleijn, moderated by assoc. Prof. in Vilnius...