Julia Körner (b.1984) is founder and principal of JK Design GmbH based in Salzburg, Austria, and holds a lecturer position at the University of California, Los Angeles. She works at the convergence of fashion design, architecture, and industrial design specialising in additive manufacturing and robotic technology. Her work stands out, recognised today at the top level of these disciplines, and has been featured in National Geographic Magazine, at Venice Biennale, Paris Haute Couture and institutions such as MAK Vienna, Belvedere Vienna, FRAC Centre Orleans, BOZAR Brussels and Art Institute of Chicago to name a few. In 2014 she won the Global 3d PrintShow Award in the category "Rising Star”. The constantly intriguing aspect of Julia’s work is the embodiment of a beautiful organic aesthetic.

Born in Salzburg, Austria, she holds a Master of Architecture with distinction from the University of Applied Arts, Vienna. Further, she was awarded a Master of Science in emergent technologies and design from the Architectural Association, London. Julia worked with international offices in both New York and London, including Ross Lovegrove Studio. She has been teaching at the University of Applied Arts Vienna, Lund University in Sweden and the Architectural Association Visiting School in Paris and Jordan. Recent collaborations for additively manufactured fashion pieces involved Haute Couture fashion designer Iris Van Herpen, and 3D printing company Materialise. In March 2015 she launched her first 3D printed ready-to-wear fashion collection SPOROPHYTE, manufactured by Stratasys Ltd.


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