Julia Lohmann



Saturday, April 6th, 2013

The Department of Seaweed @ the Victoria and Albert Museum in London

This is day one at the Department of Seaweed at the V&A in London. For the coming six months I will be artist in residence (or, if you will ‘Head of the Department of Seaweed’) at the world’s leading museum of art and design. Together with a group of collaborators from different craft disciplines we are developing materials from kelp and objects from the materials created. This blog will regularly be updated with news from the Department of Seaweed. If you have an interest in kelp, design, craft and/or collaborative artistic practice and happen to be in London in the coming six months come and visit us between 13.00-16.00h on the following days:


April: 24th, 27th

May: 8th, 11th, 15th

June: 8th, 12th, 22nd, 26th

July: 10th, 13th, 24th, 27th

Wednesday, July 4th, 2012

GAMES – Billingsgate Set

Julia Lohmann & Gero Grundmann

Tidal Ossuary Chess Set, 2012 (Bone, Silver, Paper)

The Tidal Ossuary chess set is the natural continuation of Lohmann and Grundmann’s successful series of vessels made from found bones. Collected from the banks of London’s River Thames, the animal bones are the detritus of a previous era. Deemed of no further use, value or merit they had been cast away only to be turned by Lohmann and Grundmann into beautiful and luxurious objects of worth once again. The designers have made earned a reputation for their investigations into the potential of all materials – from preserved sheep’s stomachs, to seaweed and soap. Always with a view to minimising waste and maximising longevity, their work is a reminder that there is beauty to be found in the overlooked and undervalued.

During the 2012 Olympics, Gallery Libby Sellers will present a curated group show themed around the game of chess. The presentation takes as its inspiration an exhibition hosted by the Julien Levy Gallery in New York, 1944, during which Levy, Max Ernst and Marcel Duchamp invited a veritable “who’s who” of modernist artists to contribute chess sets, art works and furniture to the exhibition.
(Text, photos: Gallery Libby Sellers)

4 July – 18 August 2012
Saturday, March 10th, 2012

Everything Forever Now Weekend Workshop & Symposium Bangkok

In association with the exhibition Everything Forever Now, TCDC and the British Council invite young/emerging designers who are passionate about sustainable issues to participate in an intensive 3-day workshop from Friday 2 March to Sunday 4 March, and a symposium on Monday 5 March.

More information:

Everything Forever Now

British Council

Sunday, April 10th, 2011

Recent Exhibitions

Vienna Design Week

September 27 – October 02, 2012
Designlabor Kunsthalle Wien
Project Space Karlsplatz
For more information click HERE.


London Design Festival

‘Sustainable Materials and Meanings’
Friday, September 21st 12.45 – 13.30
Panel Discussion, chaired by Nick Gant
100% Design, Eco Design and Build seminar space



21 April – 19 June 2010
Stanley Picker Gallery

Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture
Kingston University, Knights Park
Kingston upon Thames

Tue – Fri 12 – 6pm
Sat 12 – 4pm
Mon – by appointment

Dead or Alive
27 April – 24 October, 2010
Museum of Arts and Design, New York
2 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019

POST FOSSIL: excavating 21st century creation
24 April – 27 June 2010
21_21 DESIGN SIGHT, Tokyo
9-7-6 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

On tour around Myvatn


Tangible Nothingness

It is difficult to express or photograph the nothingness that surrounds us as we drive through the country. The absence of anything giving us a sense of scale of the landscape is stunning just as the infinite details we see for miles, in the soil and rocks, the colours of the plants, the changes in light, wind and water.

Click on the images to enlarge them and use the back button to get back to the gallery overview.