Emmanuel Babled studied Industrial Design at Istituto Europeo di Design in Milan, graduating in 1989 and founding his own studio in 1992. In 2010 Emmanuel Babled Studio moved to Amsterdam after many years in Milan. Since the start of his career 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 Fontana Arte. These pieces are part of private and public collections around the world.
At the same time he has also designed industrial products, furniture and lighting. Clients include Felice Rossi, Vistosi, Kundalini, Viceversa, Giannini, Dupont de Nemours, Covo, Oluce, Gedy, amongst many others.
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.
Babled has been working with glass in Murano, Italy for many years for what has been a long and successful collaboration. He works with marble in Carrara and carpets in the north of India and Nepal. He is continuing to explore different types of territorial skills. 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 computerized process and original composition.