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“How can a detail make an object unique?” It’s the question behind Ferréol Babin’s most recent product design for German brand Pulpo: the Brut shelving line. A striking highlight amid the almost endless array of goods launched at IMM Cologne in January, Babin’s trio of units also exemplified the focus on artisanal processes that echoed throughout the annual expo. 

Captivated by the circular holes drilled into marble to separate larger planes of stone into smaller sections, Babin looked to both underscore and elevate this industrial process typically erased once slabs are finished. The resulting shelving series sees a range of stone ledges wrapped in three glass panels (either fluted, white or the grey pictured at left),...

Ferréol Babin’s Latest Product is Part Function, Part Work of Art

The French designer’s jagged Brut shelving series straddles the line between design and sculpture – exactly where he wants it.

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