A rising star of international design who graduated from ÉCAL in Lausanne, Julie Richoz was an assistant to designer Pierre Charpin for three years until she started her own practice with projects for international brands such as Alessi, Artecnica, Louis Poulsen or Louis Vuitton, while simultaneously creating unique pieces for art galleries. In 2012, she won the Grand Prix du Jury of the Villa Noailles Design Parade, and also received the prestigious Swiss Design Award in 2015.
Inspired by sections of that prototype, the five Binaire raffia rugs offer a range of irregular patterns. “The Jacquard weaving technique is, in a way, the ancestor of computer programming, as it uses perforated cards to direct the movements of each thread to reproduce a design” explains Julie Richoz. The result is a collection of vibrant and ethereal textures, with designs that seem to change according to the viewer’s distance or perspective. “I love the way these patterns somehow look digital, while the object in its materiality, made with natural fibers, says something different” she adds.