About Arik Levy
"Creation is an uncontrolled muscle" according to Arik Levy (born 1963).
Artist, technician, photographer, designer, video artist, Levy's skills are multi–disciplinary and his work can be seen in prestigious galleries and museums worldwide. Best known publicly for his sculptures – such as his signature Rock pieces –, his installations, limited editions and design, Levy nevertheless feels "The world is about people, not objects."
Hailing originally from Israel and moving to Europe after his first participation in a group sculpture exhibition in Tel–Aviv in 1988, Levy currently works in his studio in Paris.
His formation was unconventional where surfing, as well as his art and graphic design studio, took up much of his time back home. Following studies at the Art Center Europe in Switzerland he gained a distinction in Industrial Design in 1991.
After a stint in Japan where he consolidated his ideas producing products and pieces for exhibitions, Levy 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" artist, Arik Levy continues to contribute substantially to our interior and exterior milieu, his work including public sculpture, 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."
COMPETITIONS and AWARDS
German Design Award 2016 – Split chair collection by Arik Levy for Ton - Frankfurt
Red Dot Award 2016 – Furniture Award – Split lounge chair for Ton - Essen
Red Dot Award 2016 – Lighting Design – StabLight for Danese Milano - Milan
German Design Award 2016 – Bath & Wellness - Excellent Product Design - Bowl collection by Arik Levy for Inbani – Frankfurt
2015 GOOD DESIGN award (The Chicago Athenaeum :Museum of Architecture and Design) – Meisterstück EMERSO by Arik Levy for Kaldewei – Chicago
German Design Award 2016 – Furniture - Excellent Product Design - Split collection by Arik Levy for TON – Frankfurt
German Design Award 2016 – Bath & Wellness - Excellent Product Design - Bowl collection by Arik Levy for Inbani - Frankfurt
EDIDA 2015 (Elle Decoration International Award) 2015 – Lighting category – Wireflow pendants by Arik Levy for Vibia - Milan
Design Plus powered by ISH 2015 – Bowl collection by Arik Levy for Inbani - Frankfurt
Design Plus powered by Light+Building 2014 : Best of Design Plus - Wireflow pendants by Arik Levy for Vibia – Frankfurt
Wallpaper* Design Awards 2014 – Best line work – Wireflow pendants by Arik Levy for Vibia – London
Interior Design Best of Year 2013 – Best floor and sconce lighting – Fold by Arik Levy for Vibia – New York
Good Design award : Pattern collection for EMU – USA
Design Plus powered by ISH 2011 award : best product – Structure collection for Inbani – Frankfurt
Grand Prix Stratégies du Design 2010 : best Branding Packaging – bottle A Scent for Issey Miyake – Paris
Red Dot Design Award : best product design 2009 – SH05 ARIE shelving system by E15 – Essen
The Interior Innovation Award, category “Best of the Best” - SH05 Arie shelving system by E15 – Köln
Wallpaper* Design Awards 2009 – Best new beds – Landscape by Arik Levy for Verardo – Italy
Wallpaper* Design Awards 2009 – Best shelving – Fluid by Arik Levy for Desalto – Italy
JANUS Award for Industry, design and innovation 2008 – Log Light by Saasz – Paris
Label VIA, Torch table lamp by Baccarat – France, 2008
Red Dot Design Award : best product design 2008 – Mistic collection by Gaia & Gino – Essen, Germany
ELLE Decoration International Design Awards 2008 – Designer of the year
Wallpaper* Design Awards 2007 – Best modular furniture – Cubic Meter by A. Levy for Kenny Schachter – London
Design PLUS Award 2008, Mitos glassware collection by Kvetna – Frankfurt
Globes de Crystal Arts et Culture 2008 Paris Première – Best Designer – Paris
JANUS Award for Industry, design and innovation 2007, Invisible system by Visplay – Paris
Wallpaper* Design Awards 2007, Furniture designer of the year, finalist – London
Wallpaper* Design Awards 2007 – Best centerpiece – Mistic collection by Gaia & Gino – London
Design PLUS Award 2006, Mistic vase by Gaia&Gino
The Interior Innovation Award, category “Best detail” 4to8 table by Desalto – Köln
The Interior Innovation Award, category “Best detail” Liko glass table by Desalto – Köln
Elle Decoration magazine Design Award for lighting (2nd edition)
The Interior Innovation Award, category “Best of the Best” Liko table by Desalto – Köln
Prix de l’Observeur du Design/APCI, Arik sofa by Ligne Roset – France
Grand Prix de la Presse Internationale de la Critique du Meuble Contemporain, Arik sofa by Ligne Roset – France, 2002
Label VIA, Arik sofa by Ligne Roset – France, 2002
Cartier international office furniture and light system in collaboration with Vitra
Label VIA, Slim stacking chair by Ligne Roset – France, 2001
George Nelson Award, Interior magazine, 2001
Label Via, U cd shelf by Ligne Roset – France, 2000
iF Award light fixtures – Germany, 2000
L'Express Best of category Light – France, 2000
Carte blanche VIA – France
Label VIA, Light Pocket lamp by Ligne Roset – France
Grand Prix de la Presse Internationale de la Critique du Meuble Contemporain, Cloud lamp – France
Design PLUS Award 1999, Ambiente Fair, Seed porcelaine lamp – Frankfurt