Babled Studio And The Art of Murano Glass

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Born in France in 1967 and graduated in Industrial Design at the European Institute of Design in Milan, Emmanuel Babled, with Babled Design, creates artworks with the highest quality and experience in craftsmanship ability, by mixing ancient knowledge with high performance of the new technology. CovetED Magazine selected Emmanuel Babled to be part of the World’s Top 100 Most Inspirational designers and here is our homage to his work.


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Emmanuel Babled has been an invited professor and has developed workshops at Domus Academy in Milan and the Design Academy of Eindhoven. He started his activity as a designer in Paris and moved to Milan in 1992, the city where he founded his own studio and worked for 18 years. Before settling in Lisbon in early 2016, he lived for five years in Amsterdam.


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Quark Cork from Emmanuel Babled | Babled Studio


Since the start he has developed a wide range of unique pieces and limited editions in self-production and for prestigious manufacturers such as Venini, Baccarat, Rosenthal and Covo. These pieces are part of private and public collections around the world.


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Quark Marble from Emmanuel Babled | Babled Studio


At the same time he has also designed industrial products, furniture and lighting. Clients include Baccarat, Rosenthal, Venini, Bulgari, Ittala, Dupont de Nemours, Fontana Arte, Oluce, I&I, Laurent Perrier, Waterford Crystal, Felice Rossi, Henge, Covo, Giannini, Idee Co Ltd, Marzoretti Ronchetti, Viceversa, Vistosi among many others.


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Emmanuel Babled’s design approach is based on the idea that a good project is born through direct contact and physical presence in the territory of its production. Observing materials and techniques in their authentic surroundings, gaining a feeling for places and social conditions have become an important part of his work method. Territorial skills and the human factor are elements that determine the result.


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Osmosi Furniture from Emmanuel Babled | Babled Studio


Osmosi is a continuation of the Osmosi furniture edition, a series of unique glass-and-marble vases, furniture and lighting. The project lies on the border between serial production and one-of-a-kind sculptures. Each piece is resolutely functional.


He has been working with glass in Murano for many years, a long and successful collaboration. He works with Murano glass, Carrara marble and carpets in north of India and Nepal and is continuing to explore different types of territorial skills.


Beverly Cabinet from Emmanuel Babled | Babled Studio


Far from merely celebrating tradition, he is more interested in challenging traditional methods in order to obtain innovative and meaningful results. His work often combines a historical knowledge of the craft mixed with a computerised process and original composition.


Digit Light Regular - Floor - Mirrored Crystal and White Lattimo

Digit Light Regular – Floor – Mirrored Crystal and White Lattimo | Babled Studio


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Emmanuel Babled and his Babled Easy Chair By Offecct


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