Emmanuel Babled was born in France in 1967. He studied Industrial Design at European Institute of Design in Milan, graduating in 1989 and founding his own design studio in 1992. In 2010, the Emmanuel Babled Studio moved to Amsterdam after several years of being located in Milan.
From the start, he developed a wide range of unique pieces and limited series for prestigious manufacturers as well as for his own production. His work has become part of private and public collections. He has also been designing industrial products, furniture and lighting. His design approach is based on the idea that a good project is developed 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 working method. Territorial skills and the human factor are elements that determine the result.
Emmanuel Babled has been working with glass in Murano (Venice) for over twenty years, works with marble in Carrara (Italy) and continues to explore the 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 an historical knowledge of the craft mixed with a computerised process and an original composition.