Congratulations to designer Julie Richoz, ECAL graduate and winner of the Grands Prix de la Création de la Ville de Paris 2023.
For 30 years, the City of Paris has renewed its commitment to the creative professions each year. In 2023, the Grands Prix de la Création de la Ville de Paris will reward 7 winners: 3 Grands Prix, 3 Emerging Talents and 1 Fashion Accessories Prize. The Grand Prix rewards a professional for the quality of his or her project and career path, development strategy, commitment to the transmission of know-how or innovation. This prize is aimed at experienced professionals, companies and brands whose development is well advanced.
A 2012 graduate of a Bachelor Industrial Design from ECAL, Julie Richoz worked with designer Pierre Charpin from 2013 to 2015. Winner of the Grand Prix du Jury at the Villa Noailles Design Parade in 2012, which enabled her to work with CIRVA (Centre international de recherche sur le verre et les arts plastiques), published by Galerie Kreo, she says she entered design practice with one-off pieces or small series.
" However, I put a lot of energy into developing industrial projects, which then become accessible to a larger number of people. It's a different, more complex approach, where everything can come undone for a detail. That's why, when I saw the letter of intent from Inga Sempé, the President of the Jury, I wanted to present my work to her. She explained that she wanted to showcase singular but also industrial objects. (...) This proves that just because you work in series doesn't mean you can't be bold in language and form." says the designer, who set up her studio in 2012.