Curatorial Projects and Art Direction
Since 1999 Studio Babled has been a frequent curator for group exhibitions and brand art-direction.
1999: The City of Milan appoints Babled as art director of the glass exhibition “Fusion”.
2000: Babled is in charge of the launch of the new life-style brand “Sputnik”, initiated by the Japanese entrepreneur Teruo Kurosaki of Idée Co. Ltd. in Tokyo.
2001: The Italian household accessories manufacturer Covo appoints Babled as art director for the concept and organization of the traveling glass exhibition “Smash” that involves nine young international designers. After its first presentation in Milan, the show moves on to Néotu (Paris), Property (New York), Design Museum (London), Idée Co Ltd. (Tokyo), and the National Glass Center (Sunderland, GB).
2002: The French crystal manufacturer Baccarat appoints Babled as art director for the development of the crystal collection “Rencontres” designed by the Italian architect Ettore Sottsass.
2002: Babled organizes exhibitions for the Milan Fair Organization Macef in collaboration with students of different national and international design schools (Domus Academy Milan, Design Academy Eindhoven) leading workshops in each school.
2002: Dupont De Nemours (Geneva) commissions Babled to conceive and design new lounge furniture made in Corian by Crea Diffusion (F).
2003: Babled coordinates and presents the Japanese lifestyle brand Mogu in collaboration with Ready Made Project (NY) and Ebisukasei Co. Ltd (Osaka). 2005: Babled becomes creative strategy consultant for the Italian brand I+I, for the production of textiles, carpets and home accessories.
Since 2000 Emmanuel Babled has been collaborating with the Domus Academy (Milan) and the Eindhoven Design Academy (Eindhoven, NL) as a visiting professor.