Founder, Managing Director, Head of Design at JK Design GmbH
Julia Körner is an award-winning designer working at the convergence of architecture, product and fashion design – specialising in additive manufacturing and robotic technology. Recognised today at the forefront of 3D printed innovative designs, Julia’s work stands out at the top of these disciplines. Her work has been featured in the National Geographic Magazine, the Venice Biennale, Paris Haute Couture including the FRAC Centre in Orleans, the Art Institute of Chicago, the High Museum of Art in Atlanta and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York among others. The constant intriguing aspect of Julia’s work is the embodiment of a beautiful organic aesthetic. Born in Salzburg, Austria; Julia received master degrees in Architecture from the University of Applied Arts in Vienna (with distinction) and the Architectural Association in London. She is currently based between Los Angeles and Salzburg and has previously practiced in London and New York. Julia is founder of JK Design GmbH, specialising in digital design for 3D-Printing. Her recent collaborations involved 3D-Printed fashion pieces developed with Haute Couture Houses for Paris Fashion week and for 3D printed fashion designs for Hollywood entertainment productions. Her most recent collaboration includes the original design for 3D printed fashions with costume designer Ruth Carter for Marvel’s Black Panter movie. In 2015, Julia launched an entirely 3D-Printed ready-to-wear collection entitled ‘ Sporophyte’. Since 2012 Julia has been on the faculty in the Architecture and Urban Design Department at the University of California in Los Angeles. She has held previous academic appointments at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, Lund University in Sweden and the Architectural Association Visiting School in France and Jordan.
Digital Vogue – 3D Printed Fashion
Advances in technology and research have revolutionized fashion design possibilities – meanwhile, computational design processes have added a new dimension to cross-disciplinary creative work. Julia Körner explains this new paradigm and shows how she channels nature, architecture and biomimicry into her 3D-printed garments.