Previously featured in Thisispaper, French emerging designer, Ferréol Babin finds lighting fixture as an inexhaustible field for artistic explorations. After graduating from Space Design in ENSA of Dijon, Nagoya University of Art & Design and ESAD of Reims, as well as gaining experience under the guidance of eminent designers at their studios, Ferréol started to develop successfully his own personal practice.
Presented below, are Ferréol’s newest works with the titles in sequence – Crushed Candy, Coal Soul, Chewed and Bark, all exclusively prepared for the exhibition “Domestic Appeal” curated by Matylda Krzykowski at Chamber Gallery in New York.
A starting point for the project, was to create unique texture, that could be applied on the surface of various archetypal functional objects. After fruitful discussions on the design with the curator, Ferréo decided to multiply the same construction of a lamp and cover it with way sundry finishes. So thus, the same shape of the lamp was multiplexed into four versions: three tall and one smaller. On those bases, unexpected textures, colors and patterns were applied, giving the viewer restrict choice – love it or hate it.
On the very end of the article, there is a Branch project displayed, which is a this year design prepared for the exhibition & auction organized by Ornsbergsauktionen during the Stockholm Design Week 2017. Working on this one, Ferréol aims to keep investigating the boundaries between rough, sculptural pieces, and functional objects. We keep our fingers crossed on this further promising doing.