Emmanuel Babled was born in France in 1967 and graduated in Industrial Design at the European Institute of Design in Milan. He has been an invited professor and has developed workshops at Domus Academy in Milan and the Design Academy of Eindhoven.He started his activity as a designer in Paris and moved to Milan in 1992, the city where he founded his own studio and worked for 18 years. Before settling in Lisbon in early 2016, he lived for five years in Amsterdam.
Since the start he has developed a wide range of unique pieces and limited editions in self-production and for prestigious manufacturers such as Venini, Baccarat, Rosenthal and Covo. These pieces are part of private and public collections around the world.
At the same time he has also designed industrial products, furniture and lighting. Clients include Henge, Baccarat, Rosenthal, Venini, Bulgari, Ittala, Dupont de Nemours, Fontana Arte, Oluce, I&I, Laurent Perrier, Waterford Crystal, Felice Rossi, Covo, Giannini, Idee Co Ltd, Marzoretti Ronchetti, Viceversa, Vistosi among many others.
Born in 1965, Fausto Salvi is a ceramic artist whose thirty years of activity has always been characterized by international experiences such as exhibitions, artist residences, workshops and lectures.For the first time he aproaches the world of design and product by signing the Compound project for Henge.
Compound is a table lamp made of metal that holds a ceramic element in the central part. Ceramic is the material he mainly uses for his art pieces and that’s why he has used it to create the ‘heart’ of this project: a group of elements placed side by side that reproduce the archetypal shape of the house.
The name of the lamp refers precisely to this: “compound” is literally an aggregation of several buildings with similar use/ common purposes, sometimes delimited by a fence. The theme of housing is also recurrent in his recent production and this element is a variation of the theme. The metal structure of the lamp refers instead to the poetics of the industrial object, made of mechanical elements and pipes.
Born under the massive Alps of Carrara, Ugo Cacciatori belongs to a dynasty of marble quarry owners and artists. The early passion for materials and shapes together with his innate creative skills led him to attend Architecture at the University of Florence.
Extending his experience, he moved to London where, after a first involvement in architectural firms, he decided to challenge himself in the fashion industry. At the end of the Nineties his first collection project was presented in Milan while he started providing extensive consultancy to Valentino, Giambattista Valli, Romeo Gigli, Marni, Fendi and several others.
The need for a hidden place where to create brought him to Lerici, a little fisherman village on the border between Tuscany and Liguria, a landscape that had already been the inspiring nest of Lord Byron and Percy Bysshi Shelley.
A new attitude gradually rose and the actual mood suddenly took shape. While limiting the collaborations to a few focused projects, including the creative direction of Santa Croce, a brand of the Prada Group, and the developing of a jewelry line for Diesel Black Gold, he shared his time between Milan and New York for over a decade. He recently elected Los Angeles as creative base where to express his wide experience while enjoying the Californian lifestyle.
Born on January 13, 1973, she attended art school in Treviso. Her passion for design soon led her to collaborate with a local furniture and accessories company. She then attended the IUAV University of Venice, where she graduated in 2000.
Fascinated by interior design, Isabella initially collaborated with architectural firms specialized in projects for hotels, shops and exhibition spaces, and then began to cultivate personal projects. Isabella’s approach to design is based on creativity, functionality and a timeless character.
The meeting with Paolo, in private life and in business, boosted his passion for design, contributing to, what is today, the stylistic signature of Henge. In Henge she is involved in the product design phase, she leads the design department and develops the layouts of institutional spaces and showrooms of the most important dealers in the world. Above all, she adds her sensitivity to the details that characterize all the collections.
George Yabu is one of the founding partners at Yabu Pushelberg and oversees the creation and development of all design components for each project and product within its multidisciplinary practice. In his conceptual leadership and creative direction role, George reviews and refines the details of each project and product in collaboration with the design teams.
Glenn Pushelberg serves as the firm’s connection between the client and the design team; managing new and existing relationships from a communications and business perspective. Glenn oversees project and product development from inception to completion, providing strategic advice along the way.
George Yabu and Glenn Pushelberg founded their studio in 1980 with an emphasis on interior design and have since expanded their firm into a multidisciplinary practice that addresses multiple layers of human experience.
The firm and founders have earned many honours, including being appointed Officers of the Order of Canada, inducted into the Interior Design Hall of Fame, and named among the world’s most influential design studios by Wallpaper*, Elle Decor, Hospitality Design, and the Business of Fashion.
Hilla Havkin is an architect born in Tel Aviv, owner of Havkin Architects.
After receiving her bachelor’s degree in Biology from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, she proceeded to Tel Aviv University’s School of Architecture, from which she graduated in 1999 with a B.Arch. degree. Havkin Architects was founded in 2005, a design and architecture studio specializing in residential, commercial, and public architecture, furniture, and product design.
Hilla draws inspiration from people she meets, from nature, movies, books, and trips around the world. Each of her projects is custom-made to meet the client’s needs, be it a home, a dining table, or even a bottle. The attention to fine details and materials, along with a dash of humor, are what make Havkin Architects’ works so unique.
Stephen studied History of Art and History at UCD Dublin and in Rome before studying Architecture at the Bartlett School in London. Stephen has worked for McCullough Mulvin Architects, Ian Ritchie Architects and James Gorst Architects. Stephen has also worked in two London based visualisation firms. Having taught design for three years in London, Stephen now tutors 3rd year architecture at UCD.
Tierney Haines Architects (RIAI Chartered practice) was established in 2004 and having worked in the UK and France is now well established in Dublin, with a variety of jobs across Ireland. Work varies from architectural design, landscape design, furniture and conservation.
Their approach is to make the most of a building’s site and aspect through a careful analysis of landscape. They consider the brief to be a creative discussion with a Client. Additionally they encourage the full participation of Clients in the design process. They aim to make buildings that speak of their time and place, contemporary buildings.
Henge started working with the architect and designer Massimo Castagna, back in 2011, and collection after collection this cooperation continues to strengthen the unique identity of the brand.
Born on 13 November 1957, he graduated in architecture in 1984 from Milan Politecnico; he began his professional activities in 1986, founding the studio AD Architettura. He has gained considerable professional experience in the field of architecture, residential and commercial buildings, upgrading and conservative restoration, hotels, interior design, art direction, and design in the furnishing sector, consultancy, projects, and the design supervision of furnishing point-of-sales.
One of his major creations has been the “Piramide” laboratory the Everest-K2-CNR scientific committee for the Italian National Research Council, which was built in Nepal in 1991 at an altitude of 5050 m., to be used as a high-altitude research laboratory, a project selected for the 18th Milan Triennale.