Ferreol Babin was born in Dijon, France in 1987. He was interested from a very early age in the artistic shape of items, and after graduating in France, he moved to Japan to continue his studies at the University of Art and Design in Nagoya. Once his schooling was over, he started to work in the Robert Stadler studio in Paris and obtained a degree at the ESAD in object Design in Reims. Young Babin, an inspirational and independent designer had an explosive university and professional career. Babin concentrated his line of studies and work on lighting accessories, creating objects that are practical and functional but at the same time have an emotional dimension.
Babin continued his career under the direction of Sam Baron at the Centre of research and communications of Treviso, for Benetton.
The French designer creates objects that are modern and at times minimalistic. His designs are the epitome of an essential and simple style, but at the same time have an unexpected side to them that charms and astonishes.
The objects he designs seem to have their own spirit that goes beyond first impressions. All his work and his lighting technology projects stand out because of their simplicity and essential qualities. Their bright, elusive colours, fit in to any context. These lights convey unexpected intense moods and feelings.
Babin always strives to understand how an object of his is going to be used, and tries to develop a bond between the object and consumer. With his design philosophy, Babin has earned himself various awards. In 2014 his Lunaire lamp was defined by ADI as the best Italian object of design in production. The young French designer was awarded with “Talent à la carte” from MAISON & OBJET, and the New York Times defined him as an one of the three emerging stars in this line of work.