French designer Julien Carretero did a Master’s degree at the Eindhoven Design Academy under tutor Gijs Bakker of Droog Design. He then worked two years with Maarten Baas before setting up his own studio in Eindhoven.
Julien explores the possibilities of artisan creation in objects that are lively, vibrant and in constant phase-change.
Computers, cars, ventilators… all use fans, which although usually hidden by a grating shield are components of many everyday objects. ‘This is a Fan’ proposes an alternative presentation of this device, which is as functional as it is discreet. A protecting cage designed as a case/support in which the fan is simply strapped suddenly brings it to life. Fragile and naked.
The guideline of Julien’s work is the production of objects considered as a process in perpetual development: alive and unpredictable.