The word symbiosis is especially appropriate because Babled—French-born, Italian-trained, now Amsterdam-based—makes organic, biomorphic forms, often from high contrast materials. Take the “Osmosi” series: a collection of furniture and vases in which the colored Murano glass of the Venini Masters is embedded into blocks of Carrara marble from Testi Fratelli in Verona. Working alongside seven glassblowers in Northern Italy, Babled then 3D-scanned the forms so that the marble could be cut to seamlessly interact with them. He achieves a striking juxtaposition, as delicate glass, melted by fire in order to be shaped, is set in seemingly indestructible marble formed by the earth’s molten lava. In a recent interview, Babled explained: “The result is an atypical ‘aesthetic vibration,’ where the glass appears to have simply deleted marble. The materials perform together with a kind of spontaneity never seen before.” It looks almost as if the glass were blown directly into the stone.