Julia Lohmann



Thursday, April 21st, 2011

Julia Lohmann on Rolling Stone Designer List

I have been included in the top 20 list of designers who Paula Antonelli, curator of design at the MoMA, and Alice Rawsthorn, design critic at the New York Times, believe will influence design in the next decade.
You can see the full list here: http://www.domusweb.it/en/news/rolling-stone-design-special-issue

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

Audi Mentorpreis by A&W 2010

Nominated for the Audi Mentorpreis by A&W 2010 by swedish designgroup “Front”.

After award ceremony with Charlotte von der Lancken, Anna Lindgren, Sofia Lagerkvist (f.l.t.r.).

Get more information: A&W website

Friday, February 27th, 2009

Confronting taboos with Subtle Humour, by Alice Rawsthorn

Today a great article by Alice Rawsthorn about my work was published in the International Herald Tribune. You can permanently read it here:


Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008

‘Resilience’ concrete and wool tables – Design Miami/Basel 2008

designed for the ‘Designers of the Future Award’ exhibition

The ‘Resilience’ series tables on display

The ‘Resilience’ concrete and wool tables on display

My response to the concrete and wool brief set by Design Miami/Basel is based on research into manmade structures that are exposed to the elements, re-conquered by nature and demolished by humans as well as the effects of natural disasters on the built environment.

The concrete and wool objects on show play with a role reversal of qualities we associate with manmade and natural materials. Concrete, which is normally considered a structural and long-lasting material, is cast in two-dimensional forms onto a woven wool backing. Then, in a design process that harnesses destructive force and the ‘undesirable’ effects of decay as a creative tool, the concrete shapes are broken up. Held together by wool, normally deemed the weaker material of the two, the fragmented forms are then reconfigured into three-dimensional shapes and fixed. This process allows the creation of a wide range of unique objects based on shapes cast in a single mould.

‘Designers of the Future Award’ display Design Miami/Basel 2008

A view of my section of the ‘Designers of the Future Award’ display

‘Resilience’ concrete and wool table - tall version

The high ‘Resilience’ table

‘Resilience’ concrete and wool table - low version

The low ‘Resilience’ table

For further information please visit: www.designmiami.com
© Julia Lohmann 2008

Saturday, December 8th, 2007

The Catch, Sapporo, Japan


Julia Lohmann’s 90 m² installation ‘The Catch’ confronts viewers with a vast empty ocean, depleted by over-fishing and our unthinking consumption of marine life. Visitors are swept up in towering waves made of used empty fish boxes taken from Sapporo’s fish market. Unwittingly, they find themselves drifting into its womb-like core. ‘The Catch’ is modeled on an Almadraba, a Mediterranean tuna trap now obsolete due to lack of tuna. It is inspired by Tokyo’s Tsukiji fish market. The installation probes our fatal beliefs in endless supplies of marine life, in inflated fishing quotas and our reluctance to act on scientific research.

Photography: Yoshisato Komaki