Julie Richoz

Julie Richoz. Photograph by Estelle Hanania.

The 23-year-old Swiss-born, Paris-based designer Julie Richoz makes elegant objects from glass and porcelain—bright color-block vases that appear folded, porcelain plates balanced on slender pivots. Just two years out of the École Cantonale d’Art de Lausanne, in Renens, she’s already exhibited at galleries like Kreo in Paris and Libby Sellers in London. Next month, as the winner of the 2012 Villa Noailles prize, Richoz will show her work at Galeries Lafayette Maison during the Paris department store’s Designer’s Days furniture fair.

Julie Richoz vase
Julie Richoz vase. Courtesy of the designer.