Born in Paris suburbs, designer Julien Carretero first graduated in Industrial Design both in Paris and in England. He then chose to pursue his studies in the Master course of the Design Academy Eindhoven, under the direction of Gijs Bakker (Droog Design). Next to his studies in the Netherlands, Julien worked during two years at Studio Maarten Baas.
His thesis Theme & Variations explored the border between uniqueness and serial production and gave birth to the To be continued series. Julien decided then to establish his studio in Eindhoven and became a board member of the design collective Atelierdorp.
His main interest deals with considering the production of objects as a growing process : alive and unpredictable. By often creating his own manufacturing processes he aims at bluring the border between serial and handmade production.
Since he graduated his work has been internationally exhibited from the Salone del Mobile in Milan and Design Miami in the US to the 21_21 Design Sight gallery in Tokyo and ExperimentaDesign in Lisbon, among many others.
Julien was awarded the Seb Prize of the Design Parade festival at the Villa Noailles in 2008 (France) and his work is available at Moss (NY), Phillips de Pury (London), Gallery S. Bensimon (Paris) and Victor Hunt (Brussels).
In January 2012, Julien left the Netherlands to establish his studio in Brussels and co-founded the creative platform Studio With A View.
Julien’s work is part of the collection of the Fonds National d’Art Contemporain (France).