After graduating in industrial design at the ISIA in Florence, Ulian was hired as an assistant by Enzo Mari’s firm in Milan.
His first solo show was curated by Beppe Finessi in 2009 and his second by Enzo Mari at the Milan Triennal in 2010.
He has collaborated with Droog Design, Driade, Fontana Arte, Azzurra Ceramiche, Zava, and Antonio Lupi.
A number of his projects have been included among the permanent collections at the Triennale Design Museum, the London Design Museum, and the Montreal Museum of Fine Art.