Babled Design Unipessoal Lda
Rua da Madalena, nº85, 1º andar
1100-319 Lisboa, Portugal
Azoic is a collection of unique glass pieces, each in its own way expressing the interaction between the plasticity of the material and the serendipity of the master blower’s movement.
Each piece of the Azoic series is one-of-a-kind, hand-blown in collaboration with the Italian master Andrea Zilio, and exclusively produced in the Island of Murano, in Venice, Italy.
The matte black and gray surfaces delicately contrast with the slightly tinted transparent glass, like magma solidified in a geological layer.
These limited-edition glass vases show what it means to design fluid masses in motion, like mixing earth and water. Their complementarity is reinforced by their diversity in a definitive balance, while they remain the cradle of a possible life.
Master at the Anfora furnace, in Murano, Italy.
Emmanuel Babled, who has been working with Andrea Zilio for years, started this conversation in July 2019. Andrea told us about the glass learning process, the difficulties and the satisfaction, the relationships with artists and designers and the necessity nowadays of defending artisan’s rules.
Babled Edition is the Lisbon based studio of Emmanuel Babled and consists of a pan-European team and production, that collaborates with numerous European craft districts and leads to a worldwide visibility. Driven by anthropological interest and physical presence, it integrates observation of materials and techniques in their authentic surroundings committed to places and social conditions.
Babled Edition creates artworks with the highest quality and experience in craftsmanship ability, by mixing ancient knowledge with high performance technological tools to allow for sophisticated production processes to create iconic pieces and inspire design community.
Explores technical heritage and knowhow in a methodology that is based on coordination, speed, intuition and knowledge, in order to
revitalize the interest in craft production and career and promotes crafted production towards a top worldwide market of international connoisseur.
The Babled Edition signature is distinguished by original forms and excellence of materials resulting from a work process that celebrates traditional techniques respects the raw materials and is committed to cultural and human characteristics of each production context.