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Studio Babick

Studio Babick’s constant journey to create beautiful objects is guided by a belief that what we humans find to be “beautiful” is determined more by our innate preference for the natural environment in which we evolved than by our cultural heritage or experiences.

Tod Babick and Erin Habib of Studio Babick have brought this perspective to the design of office and residential furniture; kitchen and bath furnishings and fittings; giftware, table top products, and toys; color, material and finish programs; and hospitality and showroom spaces.

Babick was born in 1961 in Barre, Vermont. He studied music performance and computer programming and made bespoke furniture for the trade before graduating in industrial design from Rhode Island School of Design. He worked with studios and start-ups in Rhode Island and Michigan, and joined Chuck Saylor and Dan West to start Izzydesign (later Izzy+). Eventually, Babick left to open his own practice, working with Kohler, Haworth, Stylex Seating, Wieland, and US Agency for International Development among others. He was a founding partner in Pieter VanTuyl, launching a collection of sustainable, limited-series furniture and objects at ICFF which focused on our innate connection to nature.

His work is included in the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design; other recognition includes Best of NeoCon, Nightingale Award, ID Magazine, Product Design 6, Metropolis, and Interior Design. Babick has numerous utility patents, including Kohler’s Smart Divide sinks and Izzy’s leg to table top connection.

Habib was born in 1984 and grew up near Motown. She began her career as a primary school teacher before realizing design was in her blood, ultimately graduating from Kendall College of Art & Design with a degree in furniture design. Prior to joining Studio Babick, Habib was a designer for Kindel, one of America’s last remaining high-end furniture brands. Her work connects our past to relevant, sustainable design that is approachable, inclusive, and playful.

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