YLI

DESIGNED BY FERREOL BABIN

Being back to the essence of things.

Organic, primitive and sensual, the Yli collection has broken free of tableware norms to question our relationship to the material and in doing so, to fully awaken our senses. 

Working from his studio from a material containing pieces of baked clay that already naturally presents ...

DESIGNED BY FERREOL BABIN

Being back to the essence of things.

Organic, primitive and sensual, the Yli collection has broken free of tableware norms to question our relationship to the material and in doing so, to fully awaken our senses. 

Working from his studio from a material containing pieces of baked clay that already naturally presents asperities, Ferréol Babin strives to bring each of his pieces to life by conscientiously marking them with the imprint of his hand and tools he has made himself.

The furrows, grooves and other subtle roughness or willed imbalances are testimonies to the material’s nature – one that is very much alive. These pieces require an artisan’s skill and a long, slow, patient, meticulous working process.

Reproduced in series using the burying technique, which consists of making molds around the original pieces in order to replicate them, the different vessels of the Yli collection incorporate all the stigmata of the raw material and its shaping.

In awe of craftsmanship, the Revol manufacture reveals itself in a new light with the launch of Yli. Forging new links with the earth and with history, this is porcelain fully revealing its raw, moving, primitive character. In its black, unglazed version, Yli almost resembles forged iron, inviting one to look beyond appearances to question the origins of things - just as the designer intended.

The very typology of the containers defies a little more the laws of traditional services to naturally underlie culinary processes that are more respectful of the living. Ferréol Babin thus gives a privileged place to bowls and hollow containers such as the cocoa pod, symbols of a new way of plating, serving and eating. This new way of consumption is generous and centered around nature. Its vocation is to offer new and more respectful perspectives on dishes in all their liveliness. Yli collection takes a step back to allow the ingredients and the Chef to fully express themselves.

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