Arik Levy

, L Design
Explored space and the mirroring of forms with vases with vase-shaped pod decoration and joined flasks in contrasting colors.
Arik Levy
Israeli, b. 1963
It’s a mind printer. GlassLab is a way to print out a very fraction of a moment, of emotion, of a thought, of a feeling. Glass is magic; liquid to solid in a second.

Arik Levy was born in 1963 in Tel Aviv, Israel. After serving in the Israeli army, and then managing a graphic design studio and a surf shop in Tel Aviv, Levy moved to Europe. He studied industrial design at the Art Center Europe in Switzerland, graduating in 1991. From 1992 to 1994, Levy taught at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Création Industrielle in Paris. He also produced stage sets for the Grand Théâtre de Genève, the Finnish National Ballet, and the Batsheva Dance Company in Israel.

Levy co-founded Ldesign in Paris with the designer Pippo Lionni in 1997. Their projects range from industrial, lighting, furniture, and accessory design to interior architecture and set design. Their clients include Adidas, Swarovski, Baccarat, Vitra, Ligne Roset, and Lanvin.

Levy has been the recipient of numerous international awards for his designs, including the Good Design Award in 2011, the Grand Prix Stratégies du Design Award in 2010, the Red Dot Design Award in 2008 and 2009, the ELLE Decoration International Design Award for Designer of the Year in 2008, and the Design PLUS Award in 2008.

Videos: 

The Corning Museum of Glass partnered with the Musée des Arts Décoratifs to present GlassLab, the Museum's design program, in Paris, in the Tuileries Garden, October 22-27, 2013.

Watch as designer Arik Levy works with GlassLab glassmakers to create two experiments in glass. The first is a fusion of three different glassblowers blowing into the same space at the same time. The second is taking a piece of barbed wire and covering it with glass to transform something that is typically aggressive and harmful, into something protected and soft to the touch.

During Art Basel in June, 2011, GlassLab presented at the Vitra Design Museum. Designer Arik Levy describes working at GlassLab during this event.

Events
GlassLab at Musée des Arts Décoratifs
GlassLab at Musée des Arts Décoratifs |
October 22 - 27, 2013 from 11:00am 5:30pm
The Corning Museum of Glass partners with the Musée des Arts Décoratifs to present GlassLab, the Museum’s design program, in Paris. Free, public design performances with top French designers will... more
GlassLab at Vitra Design Museum 2011
Art Basel/Vitra Design Museum |
June 14 - 19, 2011
The Vitra Design Museum and The Corning Museum of Glass partnered together during Art Basel 2011 to provide GlassLab on the Vitra campus. International designers, like Stephen Burks, Sigga Heimis,... more
GlassLab at the Cooper Hewitt, National Design Museum 2008
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum |
May 17 - June 3, 2008
GlassLab graced the elegant garden of the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, with more than 10 days of design performances. Designers included Harry Allen, Laurene and Constantin Boym, Michelle... more
Process: 
Designer Arik Levy at GlassLab Vitra Design Museum, Art Basel 2011
Designer Arik Levy at GlassLab Vitra Design Museum, Art Basel 2011
Designer Arik Levy at GlassLab Vitra Design Museum, Art Basel 2011
Designer Arik Levy at GlassLab Vitra Design Museum, Art Basel 2011
Designer Arik Levy at GlassLab Vitra Design Museum, Art Basel 2011
Designer Arik Levy at GlassLab Vitra Design Museum, Art Basel 2011
Designer Arik Levy at GlassLab Vitra Design Museum, Art Basel 2011
Designer Arik Levy at GlassLab Vitra Design Museum, Art Basel 2011
Designer Arik Levy at GlassLab Vitra Design Museum, Art Basel 2011
Designer Arik Levy at GlassLab Vitra Design Museum, Art Basel 2011
Designer Arik Levy at GlassLab Vitra Design Museum, Art Basel 2011
Designer Arik Levy at GlassLab Vitra Design Museum, Art Basel 2011
Designer Arik Levy at GlassLab Vitra Design Museum, Art Basel 2011
 Designer Arik Levy in a GlassLab design session in Paris, 2013. Photo credit Diedi von Schaewen.
 Designer Arik Levy in a GlassLab design session in Paris, 2013. Photo credit Diedi von Schaewen.
 Designer Arik Levy in a GlassLab design session in Paris, 2013. Photo credit Diedi von Schaewen.
 Designer Arik Levy in a GlassLab design session in Paris, 2013. Photo credit Diedi von Schaewen.
 Designer Arik Levy in a GlassLab design session in Paris, 2013. Photo credit Diedi von Schaewen.
Design prototype by Arik Levy for GlassLab Paris, 2013. Photo credit Diedi von Schaewen.
 Designer Arik Levy in a GlassLab design session in Paris, 2013.
 Designer Arik Levy in a GlassLab design session in Paris, 2013.
 Designer Arik Levy in a GlassLab design session in Paris, 2013.
 Designer Arik Levy in a GlassLab design session in Paris, 2013.
Prototypes: