Julien Renault started working in the field of design in 2009 after training at ESAD Design & Art School (2004-2007) in Reims. He worked for six months at the Bouroullec studio (2008) in Paris and graduated in Product Design at ECAL (2009) in Lausanne. He then moved to Brussels, where he was an assistant to Belgian designer Sylvain Willenz, while simultaneously working for antique design dealer Vincent Colet.
In 2010 he established his reputation as designer by winning the D3 Contest at the IMM in Cologne with his ‘Hand Forged Aluminum Series’, which is his bachelor project.
Additionally to his development as designer, Julien Renault is providing photography and visual identity services for furniture companies.From 2011 to 2016, he worked as photographer and product developper for the brand Objekten (BE) founded by Alain Berteau and assistant has been his assistant for the product development and the art direction of the brand ABV (BE).
Currently Julien Renault is in the process of developing his design projects with various companies and work as photographer for different brands. Since the collaboration in early 2016 for the design of the BOARD Collection, Julien Renault is now in charge of the creative direction of Atmosphère & Bois Home. Since September 2016, he is also in charge of the re-branding and the product development of the icon of Belgian storage furniture company Kewlox.
Words by Matylda Krzykowski