Julien Chaintreau

Eyes on Talents member, Julien Chaintreau, graduated this year from Design Academy Eindhoven with his project NeoVernacular Footwear, developped during his Masters in the Geo-Design department run by design studio Formafantasma. Julien Chaintreau developped a nomadic shoemaking workshop allowing individuals to physically re-engage in the manufacture of their own shoes and to take charge of their consumer behavior. With NeoVernacular Footwear, users process local resources into moccasins by manipulating specifically hacked kitchenware tools.
Julien Chaintreau's project was presented at Dutch Design Week 2022 and will also be exhibited at Schoenenkwartier, the Dutch shoe museum in Waalwijk, North Brabant, NL by early 2023.