Ferréol Babin was born in Dijon, France. After first graduating in Space Design in ENSA of Dijon, he moved to Japan, to the Nagoya University of Art & Design. By this time, he realised that architecture and space were not the right scale for him to fully express himself, and decided to focus on objects. Light appeared to be his favourite material to work with, thanks to its ability to be linked to both an object and the space surrounding it.
In 2014 Babin was selected for a one-year residency to work at Fabrica, the Benetton's communications research centre, based in Treviso, Italy. Under the direction of Sam Baron, his projects included industrial design, scenography or conceptual installations.
His projects are always based on an awareness of function and rationality, combined with a poetic and emotional dimension.
Designs by Ferréol Babin for Umbra Shift subdirectory_arrow_left