After attending the Sorbonne, where she studied art history, and the Beaux-Arts de Lyon, Juliette spent six months in the Netherlands, where she worked in 2D textile printing and created geometric patterns. It was there that she heard about the Swedish School of Textiles. "I spent two years there. It's a great school, with research labs, machines and every branch of the textile industry represented. It was there that I developed my idea of 3D weaving."
Her graduation collection is a reflection on a weave
in layers, flexible and self-supporting, insulating, which can be sculpted but regains its shape thanks to its shock-absorbing properties.
The applications are numerous, and the ability to customize colors and play with scales adds an aesthetic dimension.Juliette Berthonneau
The confinement imposed six months after her graduation put the brakes on her projects. Collaboration with another designer, the creation of an educational kit and work with a folding craftsman, however, enabled her to hang on! Nothing is lost: her prototypes will not have been made in vain. In December 2022, she joins the Ateliers de Paris incubator.
Visits to companies, meetings with architects, the search for funds to access industrial tools, the desire to participate in the revitalization of the local textile sector by combining tradition and innovation... things are moving and will be boosted
by this new Prize. For a long time, I felt like I was stuck at a red light, but now I can finally get started," she explains. I can't wait!"