Barry Llewellyn


2022 (Ongoing)


Polyphony means a musical texture composed of multiple melodies that merge to form a harmony. Similar to melodies, the array of fused glass and sculpted ceramic on the wall pieces come together to form a dance between hard and soft, synthetic and organic. In a world of mass production where strict requirements dictate the forms of objects, Barry liberates materials by allowing them to crack, morph and melt. From puckering glass to overflowing metal, the pieces embody the materials in their native world.


Barry Llewellyn (b. 1998) is an Irish designer, currently based in Eindhoven, Netherlands. Barry received his BA from Design Academy Eindhoven, during which he established his practice centred around creating experimental objects for interior space. Often starting with remains as diverse as broken ceramic and discarded plastic, he balances a juxtaposition between the artefacts we consider waste and those that we treasure dearly. By binding these materials together, he grows new forms which are rich in colour, texture and diversity to shape stories that are both materially and socially relevant to our time.




Press Kit


‘At The Edge Of Everything’, Cabin, Berlin, DE – 2023

‘Beautiful Garbage – GOOD SESSIONS Booth – Collectible’, Collectible Fair, Brussels, BE – 2023

‘Frozen Fountain Booth – Collectible’, Collectible Fair, Brussels, BE – 2023

‘Object Rotterdam – New Talent’, Rotterdam, NL – 2023

‘Quelque chose d’irréel’, Galerie Scene Ouverte, Paris, FR – 2023

‘Cruising: Discomfort as a Tool to Depatriarchise Design’, Huiden Club, Rotterdam, NL – 2022

Frozen Fountain 30th Anniversary – Frozen Fountain, Amsterdam, NL -2022

Fragments, Galerie Scene Ouverte, Paris, FR – 2022

The Talent Pool, The Pool, Sectie C, Eindhoven, NL – Dutch Design Week -2022

GS 22, Design Academy Eindhoven Grad show – Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven, NL – 2022

Glue Amsterdam, Frozen Fountain, Amsterdam, NL – 2022

Neo Normality, solo show – Salon Venman, Eindhoven, NL – 2022

Moving Traces 06, Atelier Ecru Gallery, Ghent, BE – 2022

ESCAPISM, Collectible – Curated Section, Brussels, BE – 2022

(Non) Depleted, Gr_und, Berlin, DE – 2021

(Non) Depleted,  Virtual Exhibition – Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven, NL – 2020

Anarchy, Cor Unum design competition (1st place), Den Bosch, NL -2020

Film Elective, De Fabriek group show, Eindhoven, NL – 2019

Elephant in the Room, Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven, NL – 2019

Typeface by Charlotte Rohde, website design and photography by Barry Llewellyn.