Born in Paris suburbs, Julien Carretero studied industrial design consecutively in France and in England before attending the Contextual Design MA at the Design Academy Eindhoven. After his graduation in 2007 he founded Studio Julien Carretero in the Netherlands, before moving to Brussels in 2012 and to France in 2022.

Studio Julien Carretero is a multidisciplinary practice involved in the design of objects, spaces, processes, workshops and exhibitions. In an attempt to question contemporary production methods it often focusses on the crossover between craftsmanship and industry, through either the transformation of artisanal techniques into serial production processes or the use of heavy industrial facilities as simple mediums.

Julien’s work was awarded by the Villa Noailles Design Parade festival in Hyeres and was acquired by the Fonds National d’Art Contemporain, Paris Musée des Arts Décoratifs and the MUDAM Luxembourg.

His projects have been internationally exhibited in renowned venues and events such as the Triennale di Milano, Design Miami/ Basel, the Tokyo 21_21 Design Sight Museum, the New York Museum of Art and Design, the Saatchi gallery and the Cologne Museum for Applied Arts.

Julien has also been teaching, lecturing and giving workshops in Germany, Italy, Korea, the Netherlands, Belgium, France and his work has been featured in many major design books and publications worldwide.


• MAD - Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, France
• CNAP - Fonds National d’Art Contemporain, France
• MUDAM Luxembourg



Professor: ENSAV La Cambre, Brussels, Belgium
MA Accessory Design
2015 - 2022

Guest professor: ENSBA Lyon, France
BA and MA Spatial Design
2018 - 2022

Workshop: IN Residence at Vienna Design Week, Austria
International students

Guest lecturer: Parsons Paris, The New School, France
MA History of Design and Curatorial Studies

Workshop: ESAAT Roubaix, France
MA Product Design
2016 - 2017

Professor: Arts2, Mons, Belgium
MA Interior Architecture
2015 - 2017

Workshop: Villa Noailles, Hyères, France
Monthly with children from 7 to 12 years old
2014 - 2015

Workshop: Hongik University, Seoul, Korea
BA Woodworking and Furniture Design

Guest professor: Pforzheim University, Germany
BA in Jewellery and Objects

Workshop: IN Residence, Turin, Italy
Politecnico di Turino, Istituto Europeo di Design, Istituto d’Arte Applicata e Design


2022. La Nef des fous (curated by Mathilde Sauzet). FRAC Grand large. Dunkerque, FRANCE

2022. Réparer les choses. Merci. Paris, France

2021. Primavera1043. A1043 Gallery, Paris, FRANCE

2021. Colors, etc... (curated by Siegrid Demyttenaere and Sophie Lachaert). Lille 3000, FRANCE

2020. L’été à Hyères. Villa Noailles. FRANCE

2020. Kleureyck (curated by Siegrid Demyttenaere and Sophie Lachaert). Design Museum Gent. BELGIUM

2019. Design On Air (curated by Chris Meplon). CID Grand-Hornu. BELGIUM

2019. Victor Hunt. Collectible Fair. Brussels, BELGIUM

2018. La Nouvelle adresse (curated by Juliette Pollet). CNAP. Pantin, FRANCE

2018. Between Art and Design. The Belgian scene. Kanal – Centre Pompidou. Brussels, BELGIUM

2018. Victor Hunt. Collectible. Brussels, BELGIUM

2018. BAD – Belgium Art and Design (curated by Siegrid Demyttenaere of DAMn Magazine). Gent, BELGIUM

2017. Talisman, The Tale. IN Residence. Choir of the Church of Santa Pelagia. Turin, ITALY

2017. Le Grand Détournement. Centre National des Arts Plastiques. Galerie Poirel. Nancy, FRANCE

2017. Talisman. IN Residence. Salone Internazionale del Mobile. Milan, ITALY

2016. Maarten Baas Makes Time (curated by Maarten Baas). Dutch Design Week. Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS

2016. Belgian Matters (curated by Siegrid Demyttenaere of DAMn Magazine). Palazzo Litta. Milan, ITALY.

2016. AL(L) By Michael Young (curated by Maria-Cristina Didero). Grand-Hornu. BELGIUM

2015. Workshops – Caroline van Hoek. Design Miami. USA

2015. Let’s Start Playing The Game! Onomatopee. Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS

2015. Favoris. Moustache. Paris, FRANCE

2015. Manufacture de Sèvres + Design Parade = 10 ans de création. Villa Noailles. Hyères, FRANCE

2015. Victor Hunt. Design Miami/ Basel. SWITZERLAND

2015. Let’s Start Playing The Game! De Brakke Grond. Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS

2015. Oracles du design (curated by Li Edelkoort for the CNAP). Gaîté Lyrique. Paris, FRANCE

2014. Victor Hunt. Design Miami. USA

2014. Mad About Living. MAD Brussels. Interieur Kortrijk. BELGIUM

2014. Victor Hunt. Design Miami/ Basel. SWITZERLAND

2014. Belgium is Design. Triennale. Salone Internazionale del Mobile. Milan, ITALY

2014. Desiderabilia. IN Residence. Salone Internazionale del Mobile. Milan, ITALY

2014. Victor Hunt. Design Days Dubaï. UAE

2013. Victor Hunt. Design Miami. USA

2013. Julien Carretero, Methods. Victor Hunt. Brussels, BELGIUM

2013. Mad(e) in Brussels. Design September. Brussels, BELGIUM

2013. Victor Hunt. Design Miami / Basel. SWITZERLAND

2013. Victor Hunt pop-up gallery. Art Brussels. BELGIUM

2013. Isn’t it romantic ? (curated by Tulga Beyerle). MAKK Museum of Applied Arts Cologne. GERMANY

2013. Mad about chairs. MAD Brussels. Stockholm Furniture Fair. SWEDEN

2012. We can make it if we try. Onomatopee. Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS

2012. Another Terra (curated by Barbara Brondi & Marco Rainò). IN Residence. Interieur Kortrijk. BELGIUM

2012. Victor Hunt. Interieur Kortrijk. BELGIUM

2012. Mad about chairs. MAD Brussels. Interieur Kortrijk. BELGIUM

2012. Moss : dialogues between art and design. Phillips de Pury. New York, USA

2012. Kohlmaier. Passionswege. Vienna Design Week. AUSTRIA

2012. Another Terra (Barbara Brondi & Marco Rainò). IN Residence. Depot Basel. Basel, SWITZERLAND

2012. Victor Hunt. Design Days. Dubaï, UAE

2012. Another Terra. IN Residence. Salone Internazionale del Mobile. Milan, ITALY

2011. Copy Nature #2. Onomatopée. Dutch Design Week. Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS

2011. Mass. Dutch design Week. Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS

2011. Stephen Burks / Are you a hybrid ? Museum of Art and Design. New York, USA

2011. Fraternal Twins. Moss gallery. New York, USA

2011. From Vase to Flower. Museo Poldi Pezzoli. Milan, ITALY

2011. Achille is watching us (curated by Matylda Krzykowski). Milan, ITALY

2011. Fat Galerie. Object Rotterdam. NETHERLANDS

2011. Swell. Sparda Bank. Münster, GERMANY

2011. Natural Indigo. Gallery S. Bensimon. Paris, FRANCE

2010. Matter of Time. Design House. Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS

2010. Prédiction (curated by Benjamin Loyauté). Biennale du design de Saint-Étienne. FRANCE

2010. Visualizing Transformation (curated by Barbara Brondi & Marco Rainò). Artissima Design. Turin. ITALY

2010. Matter of Time. Dutch Design Week. Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS

2010. Atelierdorp gets closer. Dutch Design Week. Eindhoven. NETHERLANDS

2010. Voisins (curated by Cédric Morisset). Interieur Kortrijk. BELGIUM

2010. Connectors. Phillips de Pury at Saatchi gallery. London, ENGLAND

2010. Post-fossil (curated by Issey Miyake and Li Edelkoort). 21_21 Design Sight. Tokyo, JAPAN

2010. Feel Home (curated by Marie Pok). Centre culturel de Strombeek Bever. Brussels, BELGIUM

2010. Copy Nature – Nature of Copies. Salone del Mobile. Ventura Lambrate, Milan, ITALY

2010. Copy Nature – Nature of Copies. Krabbedans. Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS

2009. Design Miami. Moss gallery. Art Basel / Miami. USA

2009. Copy Nature – Nature of Copies. Dutch Design Week. Beeldenstorm. Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS

2009. Chaos – Order (curated by Julien Carretero). Dutch Design Week. Strijp-X. Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS

2009. Via Milano New Dutch Design 09. Woonbeurs. Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS

2009. Lapse in Time (curated by Hans Maier-Aichen). ExperimentaDesign. Lisbon, PORTUGAL

2009. Repeat Please. Stedelijk Museum ‘S-Hertogenbosch. NETHERLANDS

2009. 123. Moss gallery. ICFF. New York, USA

2009. Jewels and Joules. Salone Internazionale del Mobile. Milan, ITALY

2009. New Works n°1. Fat galerie. Paris, FRANCE

2009. Surface. Transversale Westfalen-Forum. Dortmund, GERMANY

2009. Design Parade. Now! Design à vivre. Paris, FRANCE

2009. Surface. Designers fair. Cologne, GERMANY

2008. Design Parade 03. Villa Noailles. Hyères, FRANCE

2008. Design Factory Brainport Eindhoven. Salone Internazionale del Mobile. Milan, ITALY

2007. Design Academy Graduation Galleries. Dutch Design Week 2007. Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS

2007. Droog Masterpieces 2007 (curated by Gijs Bakker). Droog-at-home. Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS

2007. Masters Graduation Show 2007. Design Academy Eindhoven. Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS