Arik Levy was born in Tel Aviv, Israel in 1963. He is a widely recognised artist, technician, filmmaker, photographer and industrial designer. Levy attended the Art Center Europe in Switzerland, graduating in 1991 with distinction in Industrial Design. After college he moved to Japan where he designed and produced products and pieces for exhibitions. He then returned to Europe and put his artistic ability towards creating set designs for contemporary dance and opera (the Grand Théâtre de Genève, the Finnish National Ballet and the Batsheva Dance Company in Israel). He also taught in Paris at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Création Industrielle from 1992-1994. Then in 1997 Levy collaborated with graphic designer Pippo Lionni and established his own studio called Ldesign. These days Levy still remains Creative Director and Partner of LDesign in Paris. Arik Levy has taken part and displayed his art work in many exhibitions, galleries, museum and fairs. However he is renowned for his limited edition designs and installations. His most well known is his ‘Rock’ sculptures of which were
composed of mirror-polished stainless steel. These sculptures can be displayed as standalone pieces of work or they can be integrated into practical items such as side tables, cabinets.
Arik Levy has won many awards throughout his career. In his early years he designed the ‘Arik’ sofa for a French company called Ligne Roset. As a result of this he received three French design awards in 2002. Levy’s ‘Misitc’ vase he designed for a turkish brand named Gaia&Gino was recognised with a Design Plus award in 2006. He became a finalist in the Wallpaper Furniture Designer of the Year category in 2007 and the following year won the equivalent honour at Elle Decorations International Design Awards. Lastly in 2009 his ‘SH05 ARIE’ shelving unit for e15 was awarded an Interior Innovation award and a Red Dot. Overall Arik Levy has developed a successful career as an artist and industrial designer. He continues to contribute his innovations to our interior and exterior surroundings.