Charlotte Jul is a curator, writer, counsellor and editor with 20 years of experience in the business helping artists, leading design brands and key design institutions communicate their potential. She has also worked as an interior stylist for several years, besides creating editorial content for various media and platforms, both analogue and digital.
Charlotte Jul holds an MA in Spanish, philosophy and design from the University of Copenhagen. She has written for individual makers, artists, organizations, museums, newspapers, magazines and design brands. She established, created and operated the digital platform items.nu to promote craft makers and brands to the press for six years.
Following this, she co-developed and served as editor-in-chief of the online magazine designETC for three years, a platform dedicated to elevating and broadening the dialogue about crafts and design by reviewing and portraying makers in the field.
In recent years, she has also been active as a moderator of design talks, a talent spotter and a consultant to artists, makers, designers, organizations and foundations. In 2020, she wrote the book Danish Creatives – portraying 15 Danish designers, makers and artists.
‘I love writing. I love the flow that I get into when thoughts and keyboard become one and the stories seem to write themselves. I love to delve into and lose myself in the process – my favourite place. I am deeply fascinated by materials, quality and stories about people who make a difference. I am fascinated with the capacity of ideas to take on physical form in a process driven by exceptional craftsmanship, wit and verve as manifestations that resonate with our senses.
I am deeply moved by the word and the capacity of text to serve as vehicles for works of art, design and craft to connect with receptive minds. As an academic, I have a certain affinity for the intellectual aspects of the field, but as a person, I am directly influenced by the mood an object transmits via its sensuous qualities, material character and the link between ideas and references.’
“It is important to me that form and content balance each other”. Photo: Camilla Stephan
Opening speech at the outdoor Craft Market in central Copenhagen in 2021.
Photo: Helle Severinsen, Danish Arts & Crafts Association
Awarding the Talent Grant of the 15. of June Foundation to fashion designer Domantas Smaizys in 2018. Photo: PR