My work is not made of appearances, I'd like it to be something that comes from the inside, that expresses an inwardness; better to use a form that is somehow pure.
Italian jewellery artist Giampaolo Babetto (born in 1947) was the one who put Padua’s jewellery school, the Istituto d’Arte Pietro Selvatico, on the world map. He is now famous in his trade. Every internationally renowned design museum with a noteworthy jewellery collection has his work in its collection.
Babetto’s creativity is not bound by disciplines or materials. Being multidisciplinary, he easily makes the transition from figurative art to furniture design and interiors. Pastoe involved Babetto in developing its table collection because of his craftsmanship and sharp eye for detail. He thinks in terms of forms, volumes and colours and translates these into furnishings. In addition to being a functional piece of furniture, a table emerges as an object. In designing the Quadro, Babetto returned to the archetype of the table and sought to refine details, sizing and materialisation.