Julien Carretero designed the Drag Collection in 2010. The Drag Pedestal is a one-off piece from the collection that was exhibited at the Post Fossil exhibition curated by Issey Miyake and Li Edelkoort for the 21_21 Design Sight Museum in Tokyo and at the Isn't It Romantic? exhibition curated by Tulga Beyerle for the Cologne Museum for Applied Arts. It measures 111 x 47 cm.
The Drag Collection is created through a production process inspired by the traditional plaster-dragging technique, in which plaster is constrained in shape by a profile while hardening. This technique has historically been used to create ornamental cornices but has been adapted by Carretero to create various typologies of objects using a single apparatus. The Drag Collection can be found in the permanent collection of the Fonds National D'art Contemporain.
Born in the suburbs of Paris, Carretero studied industrial design in both France and England before graduating from Design Academy Eindhoven with an MA in Contextual Design. He set up his own studio in Brussels in 2008.
Studio Julien Carretero is a multidisciplinary practice dedicated to the design of objects, furniture, lighting, processes, interiors, and exhibitions—often using production methods at the intersection of craft and industry.
Carretero’s work was awarded by the Villa Noailles Design Parade festival in Hyères and is part of the collection of the Fonds National d’Art Contemporain and the MUDAM Luxembourg. His projects have been internationally exhibited in renowned venues like the Triennale di Milano, Design Miami/ Basel, 21_21 Design Sight Museum, New York Museum of Art & Design, Saatchi Gallery, and Cologne Museum for Applied Arts.