Julian F. Bond

Born in 1984 in Abu Dhabi. He lives and works in London.

After graduating with a BSc in Architecture at The Bartlett, UCL, London, Julian embarked on the MA Product Design course at the Royal College of Arts. His Pixel Machine, displayed at the graduation show in 2010, garnered a great deal of interest from galleries and the media, featuring on Dezeen and in the Guardian amongst others. Julian intends to design a series of projects that explore the relationship between design and enabling consumer authorship. For his work Julian F. Bond was inspired by his fascination for the different processes of production and the analysis of how these can be reinterpreted and made unique by intervening manually. The Pixel Vases were presented for the first time in 2010 at his graduation show in MA Product Design at the Royal College of Art in London; these were formed by the Pixel Casting Machine, a machine created by the designer to produce unique ceramic vases. This machine uses a mould made of hundreds of 1-2 cm plaster sticks, which can be moved individually to create unique designs. The vases are created using a traditional slip casting technique, but Julian F. Bond intervenes in the production process replacing the fixed moulds with manual design.

2008/2010 MA Design Products, Royal College of Art, London
2003/2006 BSc Architecture, The Bartlett, University College London, London

2012  Pixel Vases Landscape, SWING Design Gallery, Benevento
2011  Pixel Vases, Tools Galerie, Paris
2012  Örnsbergsauktionen, Stockholm Design Week, Stockholm
2011  Show me – Design Editors, Braga, Portugal
2011  After the bit rush: Design in a post digital age, MU, Eindhoven
2011  Prototypes & Experiments VI: Casts & Moulds, The Aram Gallery, London
2011  Curious Minds: Design in the 21st Century, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
2011  Gallerie Luisa Delle Piane, Milan
2011  Royal College of Art Milan Extract, Brompton Garage, London
2010  Space In Between: Inter/Alter, London Design Festival, London
2010  The Design Product Collection, RCA, Royal College of Art, London