Julia Lohmann


Julia Lohmann I Contemporary designer

Julia Lohmann is a designer based between London and Hamburg. She is inspired by the world that lies outside of established design disciplines, notably unusual and undervalued materials both natural and manmade. Lohmann realizes projects that lie on the threshold between design, science and art which explore our attitudes toward the world that sustains us.

Her objects and installations are exhibited worldwide and are part of major private and public collections, including the MoMA (New York), and the Design Museum (London) to name but a couple. Lohmann holds degrees in both product and graphic design, and is a professor of design at the University of Fine Arts in Hamburg. She also teaches on the MA Design Products course at the Royal College of Art where she is involved in an AHRC funded, practice-based PhD studentship in collaboration with the Victoria & Albert Museum. In 2013 during her time as designer in residence at the Victoria & Albert museum Lohmann established ‘The Department of Seaweed’. The studio carried out research on the use of kelp as a design material and publicly investigated potential new forms of collaborative craft, design and communication practices based around the marine plant. This led to the creation of an...