Last week we met up with Julien Renault, designer of the Log Table and Punched Collection at Hem, to visit his studio in Brussels, talk about life and his personal journey into design.
The simple curves of Julien Renault's Punched Metal hooks - stamped into shape from thick plates of steel with a heavy-duty industrial press - are perfect for hanging your coat, leaving them as they are, or displaying your favourite jewellery. The selection of elegant, powder-coated hues work as harmoniously together to liven up any wall as they do on their own as minimal objets d'art.
Designed by Julien Renault
A graduate from prestigious ECAL in Lausanne, Julien Renault started working as an assistant to a fellow Hem collaborator, Sylvain Willenz right after his studies. With a handful of awards under his belt, Renault established his own practice in 2011. Inspired by everyday objects, his designs are clean, simple and minimalistic, with the Punched Metal collection being the best example of his approach.