Photos: Sarah Franzl
Julia Schwarz is an investigative experience designer with a focus on food futures and rocks. She studied industrial design and design investigations at the University of applied Arts Vienna: studios: Fiona Raby (dunne&raby) and Anab Jain (superflux), tangible interaction design master program at the Arkitektur og Designhogskole in Oslo - Norway. 
In 2018 she graduated with her diploma Unseen Edible and got selected as one of the `world's best design graduates' by Design Indaba, World Design Events and Dutch Design Week. While working with leading (design) companies in AT, DE, NL, IT and Scandinavia she built up her experience and knowledge.
In 2019 she was listed as one of the most significant designers by icondesign, was featured in the future report Top Future 100 by JWT and was invited to present her work internationally: in museums, design weeks, institutions and universities. In 2020 she was involved in the university course development of Food & Design for the New Design University (NDU) where she is now a main tutor and supervisor for the Food & Design class.  Recently she co-founded SIMIÆN - a lichen based food future brand and is a founding member of Design in Gesellschaft.
Right now based in Vienna:

Lichen Based Food Futures
SIMIÆN - design studio
NDU - New Design University, Food & Design
Course development & tutor for the food & design project development

Design in Gesellschaft
Stein Schwarz GmbH 
Product Design & Development. Art Direction


27th of April - POP CHOP Release, Vienna 
16th +17th  of June - Cream Festival, Vienna 
PODCAST: Vienna Business Agency, Podcast by Visionistas about Unseen Edibles. You can listen here


World of Interiors Magazine - Design Report 2023/24
Food Design 100 - China, 2023Pop Chop Future Food Festival, Austria 2023
Vienna Design Week, ( SIMIÆN +NDU Food & Design) Austria 2023
Fifteen Seconds Future Festival, Austria 2023
Berlin Design Week, Austrian Embassy, GER, 2023
Milan Design Week, Isola Design, 2023
Dateding, Design in Gesellschaft, Vienna, 2023
Museum of applied Arts Vienna , Teahouse, 2023
KunstUni Linz, Lichen and Material Workshop, Linz, 2023
Mycota Lichen Tasting Experience, Soho London, 2023
Otl Aicher Symposium, Suppa Inklusive, Design Forum, 2023
TEM, Tea Ceremony Experience, Vienna, 2023
Salon Souterrain - Angewandte Innovation Lab, Tea Ceremony and Panel Discussion 2022
Einfach Leben Forum, Salzburg 2022
Vienna Design Week with Saint Charles Apothecary 2022

Vienna Design Week Design in Gesellschaft, Ding Dong, 2022
Vienna Design Week, Design Everyday, 2022
MAK Design Nite, Vienna 2022
TEM Symposium, Traditional European Medicine, Salzburg - Austria, 2022
Mycota Book Launch, London Design Festival, 2022

Roadstories at University of Applied Arts ,Vienna 2022
The Index Project Award nominee, 2021
Harvest Futurescape, Hebei Industrial Design Week + SZIDF, China, 2021
Mycota - London Design Festival, UK 2021
Vienna Design Week, Urban Food 2021
Vienna Design Week, Design in Gesellschaft 2021
Biennale for Change, MAK, Vienna 2021
Talk: Food Futures and investigative Design, NDU St. Pölten, 2020
Serial Eater and Plant Fever, CID Belgium, Grand-Hornu 2020
Edible Futures, Canada (Museum of Agriculture Ottawa, IDS Vancouver, IDS Toronto) 2019/2020
Precious Paradise, Museum Rijswijk, Den Hague 2020
A-List - Lichen Experience Dinner 2019
Round Table Food Futures, Vienna Designweek 2019
Talk: Permakultur Austria, Vienna 2019
EAT Festival, Biotopia Naturkundemuseum, Munich 2019
Rado Starprize Austria 2019, Unexpected Expressive, Vienna 2019
Dutch Embassy of Food (DIFD), Edible Invisible - 2018
Dutch Design Week, het Veem & Antenna Expo - 2018
Vienna Design Week - 2018
Vienna Design Biennale - Design for Agency 2017
AHO Works Exhibition, Oslo 2015/2016
Elvelangs Lightfestival Oslo 2015 
Salon Jardin Vienna, Vienna 2015
The Essence, Vienna 2013, 2014, 2015, 2018
Shanghai Design Biennale - Urban Change 2014
Chelsea Fringe - exhibition and conference, Vienna 2014
Icon Design: 100 Talenti del 2019 nel Mondo del Progetto ( Top 10 of Food Design) 
Top Future 100: 2019, by JWT intelligence company ( Top 10 of Food Design) 
Antenna Conference - World’s Best Design Graduates, by Design Indaba & Dutch Design Week, 2018
Winner Urban Food Design Challenge, by Vienna Business Agency & Vienna Design Week 2018
ARTist grant of the University of Applied Arts 2018
Recognition Award of the Province of Burgenland 2018
Scholarship of Excellence 2013

PUBLICATIONS - read & listen:
Dezeen // Mold // Monocle // Springwise Intelligence // Wallpaper // The Daily Telegraph // Pearlfisher
Domus // die Presse // Euronews // AECOC Innovation Hub // Arts Thread // Elle Decor // Arts Thread // Archipanic 

Biorama // Studio International // Alaxon // Dis up! // Trendhunter // Trendhunter Top 100 // Fontys Academy
Ppaper // Naver  // Insight // Elle // Stylist // Gondola Magazine // Gulfnews // Vesti Russia //  ORF

Brabant Celebrates Food // Meter Magazine // Wiener Zeitung // Trendwelten // Montecristo Magazine //
Air Canada // KtchnRebel // Cámera de Comercio de Bogotá // damnmagazine // trendland // archpaper 

The Dutch Institute of Food and Design // Design Indaba // Vienna Business Agency // Undesignit // Stadtfabrik // A List//Parnass // haeckels //Südtiroler Fachmagazin // rahn group  // le journal des arts // next nature  // The Monopolitan // lejournaldesarts //arch paper // kunstforum // sophiecarree // etapes

ONLY PRINT: Hanni Rützler's Food Report 2020 // Metatrend Report 2019 (South Korea) // Lamono Magazine Barcelona // Wohndesign (Germany) // Cyprus Today // Parnass // VOGUE // New York Times // Vanity Fair // World of Interiors 

Books: FOOD DESIGN 100 // Kyoto Design Lab - Food & Design Japan // Food Designer 100 // Mycota Material Connections // 


Unseen Edible was also shown in different educational formats:
e.g. University of Graz, University of Vienna, UNSW Sydney

Julia Schwarz
Studio for Design
Engerthstraße 124, Hinterhaus 
1200 Wien

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