Charlotte Juillard is one of the most celebrated and talented new-generation designers of today. The Gassin-born designer and artistic director embodies the inventive and innovative approach of most young French designers, but unlike many, is still enamoured with traditional craftsmanship and materials.
Juillard has had a seriously impressive career to date, to say the least. After she undertook an industrial design exchange with the UDEM (University of Montreal) in 2008, she graduated in 2011 with honours for her degree project ‘Morphose’, which she conducted in partnership with the prestigious Manufacture de Sèvres.
The following year, she joined la Fabrica (the research and communications centre of the Benetton group in Treviso, Italy), where she worked under the direction of acclaimed Sam Baron. it was there she worked on numerous projects, but most notably the ‘Paralumi’ suspended light for Seletti and an installation for the prestigious Italian brand Molteni.
After an eighteen month residence she returned to France and decided in 2014 to start her own creative studio based in Paris — offering everything from design to scenography — which has evolved from a small start-up studio to one of Paris’ most esteemed design studios in just four short years. The studio now work across many fields and seeks new challenges in all crafts and industries — from furnishings, textiles, fashion, beauty and music.
Notably, in September 2016, she was selected to be one of the 6 ‘talents à la carte’ at Maison & Objet, presenting a new collection entitled ‘Lavastone’ which showcases this volcanic rock from quarries in the Naples region. Juillard’s belief in the importance of handwork and a craftsman’s knowledge is undoubtedly the secret to her burgeoning success.
While she has worked with some of the world’s most esteemed brands — from Christian Lacroix, Ligne Roset and Seletti, to name a few — her latest brand collaboration could be her most exciting to date.
Juillard has joined creative forces with Duvivier to launch two new collections with the renowned French furniture house. The new ‘Jules’ and ‘Jean’ collections by Charlotte JULLIARD were launched earlier this at Maison & Objet and have become two of the most praised and sought-after collections ever since.
Just like Duvivier, Juillard has an unwavering passion for craftsmanship and design pieces with a subtle emphasis on the combination of materials which makes the French duo a match made in design heaven.
The Jules and Jean display stock will be arriving at DOMO’s seven showrooms across New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia and Victoria soon but if you cant wait you can view it online at www.domo.com.au