Born in France (1967), Emmanuel Babled studied at the European Institute of Design in Milan, graduating with a diploma in 1989. In 1995 he opened his own studio ‘Studio Babled’ in Milan, specializing in the development of industrial design products and glass/crystal objects for companies such as Baccarat, Covo, Venini, and Rosenthal. Studio Babled also works as consultant for both private and professional clients in product design, home accessories, graphics and art direction.
As a glass designer, Babled produces one off and limited editions of design pieces, which have been shown in numerous exibitions and events with both emerging and established designers: 1999 ‘Fusion’, Milan; 2000 ‘Sputnik’, Milan/New York; 2001 ‘Smash’ Milan/New York/ Paris/London/Tokyo.
Since 2001 he has been teaching design at Milan Domus Academy, Design Academy in Eindhoven and the European Design Institute, Milano.
Emmanuel Babled collaborated with glassmakers of Murano to create hand blown light objects in limited edition. The asymmetrical forms are part of the ‘Digit’ series, the lamps are shaped like molecular structures, the colors are digitally rendered.
Chandelier from Digit collection
Floor Lamp from Digit collection
Emmanuel Bableds interest in Carrara marble led him to create some spectacular pieces facilitated by Carrara based Tor Art Studio. To produce this furniture, cutting-edge technology was used, such as an anthropo-morphic robot and a 3-D scanner that guides tools directly from a 3-D file, thus obtaining a degree of fidelity and perfection that is difficult to find in manual artistry.
Quark Coffee Table 2010, Black Belgium marble Nilufar Edition, Limited series of 7 pieces per shape 100 x 150 x h 30 cm
Quark Coffee Table 2010, White Carrara marble
Nilufar Edition, Limited series of 7 pieces per shape
218 x 116 x h 30 cm
Similar shapes were explored in quite different material in collaboration with italian company Metea specialized in research with methacrylates:
Quark Coffee Table, 2010, Plexiglass Nilufar Edition, Limited series of 7 pieces per shape 83 x 122 x h 30 cm
In 2004 Emmanuel Babled created Toys series of vases with Murano glass maker Venini.
Prototype “Ring Tower II” vase, 2004 Clear glass-cased lattimo and green glass. Decorated with large wheel-cut stripes. 17 3/8 in. (44.1 cm.) high Produced by Venini, Italy. Prototype from the Serie Toys series.
Unit Spaceman II Serie ToysProduced by Venini, Italy.
Screen shot of “Lunar City” virtual travel – video complementary to the glass pieces toys…
Line of sofas and armchair for Felicerossi Italy. Steel frame and elastic bands. Upholstered with cold processed polyurethane foam and steel frame. Feet in chromed steel tube.