From Japanese Bamboo Art to European Designs
From Japanese Bamboo Art to European Designs

From Japanese Bamboo Art to European Designs

Studio Také, owned and established by artist Laure JULIEN, finds itself as an embodiment of ecological responsibility, cultural collaboration and the development of artistic practice as reflective and regenerative. 

Initially, JULIEN established her practice in the Fashion Industry while studying and successfully achieving a dual Master’s degree from ENSAD, Paris and BUNKA, Tokyo. Throughout her studies, JULIEN cultivated her knowledge of textiles, garment construction and design. Throughout her time in Japan, an interest in bamboo as a medium emerged. It is here that JULIEN received the opportunity to apprentice under artist Tanaka KYOKUSHO and proceeded to learn about bamboo as a material as well as its historic utility and cultural significance. JULIEN demonstrated an impressive ability to understand bamboo – in its preparation as a material as well as its potential within modern art and design practice. This experience significantly contributed to JULIEN’s achievement of a practice that encourages collaboration and insists on sustainability on multiple levels. Through her continued artistic practice- particularly her ability to interweave her knowledge of fashion, craftsmanship, and sculpture- JULIEN has identified the need to establish the utilization and recognition of bamboo in Europe. JULIEN has since embarked on the conception of a company that promotes the diverse and ornate capabilities of bamboo through the creation of high-end bamboo garments and objects and hopes to extend this knowledge to the public through the establishment of various class-based opportunities.

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