Julian Leigh May

Julian Leigh May (they/them) is a Naarm/Melbourne-based experimental designer embracing a spectrum of disciplines and mediums. 

Their work transcends barriers between art and design, and spans furniture, lighting and object design. Central to their practice is an interest in redefining everyday objects through new narratives, material experimentations and forms.

Julian holds an Associate Degree in Furniture Design from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. Although early in their career, their work has been shown nationally and internationally, including Melbourne Design Week, Oigall Projects, Craft Contemporary, and the Taiwan Design Expo in 2022, to name a few. Julian is also a contributing designer for the ‘history making exhibition’ MELBOURNE NOW at the National Gallery of Victoria in 2023.

Julian is also one half of the creative duo behind misc objet, a curatorial partnership that aims to create safe spaces and equal opportunities for emerging designers.  

Keep up to date with everything misc objet - @miscobjet / miscobjet.com

I acknowledge the Boon Wurrung & Wurundjeri peoples of the Kulin nation as the traditional custodians of the land where I live, work & study. I pay my respects to their Elders past & present.

Sovereignty was never ceded.

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