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Arik Levy

“Design is an uncon­trolled mus­cle” accord­ing to Arik Levy (born 1963).

Designer, tech­ni­cian, artist, pho­tog­ra­pher, film­maker, Levy’s skills are multi-disciplinary and his work can be seen in pres­ti­gious gal­leries and muse­ums world­wide. Best known pub­licly for his fur­ni­ture design for global com­pa­nies, instal­la­tions and lim­ited edi­tions, Levy nev­er­the­less feels “The world is about peo­ple, not tables and chairs.”

Hail­ing orig­i­nally from Israel and mov­ing to Europe in 1988, Levy cur­rently works in Paris with his 20-strong team of design­ers and graphic artists form­ing L design. Under the vision of Levy and his asso­ciate, Pippo Lionni, the firm also pro­duces brand identities,packaging, sig­nage, exhi­bi­tion and inte­rior design…

His for­ma­tion was uncon­ven­tional where surf­ing and his graphic design stu­dio took up much of his time back home. How­ever, fol­low­ing stud­ies at the Art Cen­ter Europe in Switzer­land where he gained a dis­tinc­tion in Indus­trial Design in 1991, Levy’s first inter­na­tional suc­cess was win­ning the Seiko Epson Inc. com­pe­ti­tion, which jet­ti­soned him into the pub­lic con­scious­ness as a “think­ing” designer.

After a stint in Japan where Levy con­sol­i­dated his ideas pro­duc­ing prod­ucts and pieces for exhi­bi­tions, the designer returned to Europe where he con­tributed his artistry to another field — con­tem­po­rary dance and opera by way of set design.

The cre­ation of his firm then meant a foray back to his first love, Art and indus­trial design, as well as other branches of his tal­ents. Respected for his fur­ni­ture and light designs on all continents,Levy also cre­ates hi-tech cloth­ing lines and acces­sories for firms in the Far East.

Con­sid­er­ing him­self now more of a “feel­ing” designer, Arik Levy con­tin­ues to con­tribute sub­stan­tially to our inte­rior and exte­rior milieu, his work includ­ing pub­lic sculp­ture — his sig­na­ture Rock pieces — as well as com­plete envi­ron­ments that can be adapted for multi use. “Life is a sys­tem of signs and symbols”,he says, “where noth­ing is quite as it seems.”

Pour plus d’informations, veuillez con­tac­ter la bou­tique Sévigné :

40 rue de Sévi­gné
Paris 03
+33 01 48 87 10 22

Ouvert du lundi au samedi de 11h à 19h

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