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Arik Lévy, between purity and humor

Arik Lévy, between purity and humor


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Born in Tel Aviv in 1963, Arik Lévy left Israel at the age of 27 and entered the world of design by studying at the Art Center Europe (Switzerland) where he successfully obtained his diploma in industrial design… Very quickly noticed, he left for Japan where he participated in numerous exhibitions. Back in Europe, he moved to Paris and got his start making light fixtures. From 1992, he also tried out scenography for opera and contemporary dance ballets. Very eclectic, he creates unique pieces for several major museums and is interested in interior design, notably collaborating with Ligne Roset, Cinna or the Baccarat crystal factory. An all-round genius, Arik Levy even creates corridors and reception halls for the RATP network. In 1997, he created his own agency with Pippo Lionni, L Design. A work on light First love requires, Arik Lévy's style plays a lot with light, which, according to him, "creates space". Meteor Light symbolizes his very refined work: this coffee table, all in broken lines and illuminated from the inside, looks like a stone. Designed for Serralunga, it fascinates with its great simplicity (from € 484.38 on www.coliseum-shop.com). The Alchemy lamp, designed for Tronconi, is another testimony to his work on light: a luminous stylus illuminates glass beads filling a laboratory retort (€ 155 at www.madeindesign.com). His research on curves can sometimes recall the work of Philippe Starck, whose reflections are quite similar. This is particularly the case for its candlesticks (€ 26.50 per piece on www.decosphair.com), available in aluminum and alabaster. His interest in recess also led him to create a curious bar stool for Serralunga: its lines evoke the shape of a bottle opener. We can add a table to it (from € 311 on www.coliseum-shop). The famous Book stool Occasionally, the diversion of objects and their minimalist style creates a discrepancy that is not lacking in humor, another point in common with Philippe Starck. For proof, the door stopper / bookends / gold bar, in aluminum, cast iron and gold plated steel (49 € on www.cerisesurladeco.com), ideal for those who dream of becoming "golden boys". Or the magnetic key box "Honey I'm Home", on which the keychains discarded carelessly stick themselves (€ 27.30 on www.conranshop.fr)! But the famous idea imagined by Arik Lévy remains the Book stool (25 € on www.madeindesign.com), which takes simplification to the extreme, since it is only two black Nylon straps that the we squeeze on books or magazines. To vary the height of the "stool", just remove or add a few copies.