Julia Koerner is an award-winning Austrian designer working at the convergence of architecture, product and fashion design. She is internationally recognised for design innovation in 3D-Printing, Julia's work stands out at the top of these disciplines. Her designs have been featured in the National Geographic Magazine, VICE, WIRED and the New York Times among other publications. In 2019 ARCHINECT named Julia Koerner "Architecture’s Queen of 3D Fabrication”. Museums and Institutions which have exhibited her work include the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York (MET), the Art Institute of Chicago, the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels, Museum of Applied Arts MAK Vienna, Ars Electronica, among others. The constantly intriguing aspect of Julia’s work is its embodiment of a beautiful organic aesthetic.

Julia is founder of JK Design GmbH, specialising in digital design for 3D-Printing. In 2015, Julia launched an entirely 3D-Printed ready-to-wear collection entitled ‘Sporophyte’. Her collaborations involved 3D-Printed fashion pieces developed with Haute Couture Houses for Paris Fashion week and 3D printed costumes for Hollywood entertainment productions such as Marvel’s Black Panther in collaboration with Ruth Carter which recently won an Oscar for Best Costume Design. She further recently collaborated with Swarovski on a showpiece which displays Swarovski’s continued strive for innovation and the early developments of 3D-printing technology with glass.

Born in Salzburg, Austria, Julia received master degrees in Architecture from the University of Applied Arts in Vienna and the Architectural Association in London. She is currently based between Los Angeles and Salzburg and has previously practiced in London and New York. Since 2012 Julia has been a faculty member in the Architecture and Urban Design Department at the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA). She previously held academic appointments at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, Lund University in Sweden and the Architectural Association Visiting Schools in France and Jordan.

Julia is also contributing architecture editor at THE UNSEASONAL Magazine | Los Angeles since 2016.  [ theunseasonal.com ]

JK DESIGN CURRENT & PAST TEAM:

Kais AL-Rawi

Mei Wu

Kyoung Eun Park

Eunice Han

Emilia Mann

Chenming Jian 

Gloria Yan 

William Jing Wei Qian

Ian Bankhead

Ursula Vogl

Anna Kudashkina

JK DESIGN SELECTED COLLABORATIONS:

Bulthaup

Swarovski

Materialise

Stratasys Ltd.

Shapeways

Marvel | Ruth E. Carter Costume Design

Sanja Milkovic Hays

Iris Van Herpen

Worth Partnership Project

Marina Hoermanseder

Oficio Studio

Ross Lovegrove

Mark Gage Architects

Marie Boltenstern

Kais Al-Rawi

Andreas Vierziger

AIA Los Angeles

T Mobile Austria 

Deutsche Telekom

Style Proofed

Lexus

Voxelworld

The Ger Ger Photography

Pia Clodi Photography

Sophie Kirchner Photography