Emmanuel Babled was born in France in 1967. He studied Industrial Design at Istituto Europeo di Design in Milan, graduating in 1989 and founding his own design studio in 1992. In 2010 Emmanuel Babled Studio moved to Amsterdam after many years in Milan. Since the start he has developed a wide range of unique pieces and limited editions in self-production and for prestigious manufacturers. This work is part of private and public collections.
His 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. Emmanuel Babled has been working with glass in Murano (Venice, Italy) for over twenty years, a long and successful collaboration. He works with marble in Carrara (Italy) and is continuing to explore different types of territorial skills in Europe as well as other parts of the world. 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.