Well of Life by Arik Levy

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Well of Life by Arik Levy

These lamps by Paris designer Arik Levy consist of dark grey ceramic vessels with brightly glazed interiors.

Well of Life by Arik Levy

Called Well of Life, the series includes cylindrical shades in different sizes, plus a funnel-shaped one.

Well of Life by Arik Levy

Wide tubes carry electrical flexes into the body of each lamp and offer another glimpse of the colour inside.

Well of Life by Arik Levy

Watch our interview with Levy on Dezeen Screen and see more of his work here.

The information below is from Arik Levy:


In many traditions and in everyday life Light is Life... I wanted to combine this idea with the story of catching the light in a water bucket, from which I got the inspiration for the Well.

Arik Levy, who already experimented working with ceramic, sees this material as both magical and very primitive.

The material’s raw aspect, its endless shaping possibilities and the fact that one cannot foresee what will come out of the oven, are what attracted Levy in working with it.

The dialogue Arik was able to establish with the ceramic expert who manufactured the Well of Life pieces was an important part of the creation process.

The interaction between the material’s texture and the color, that becomes liquid when set in the light, makes each piece look as if it were in constant evolution.

The matte dark gray (elephant skin color) outside and the smooth yet strong coloured enamel inside create the contrast I was looking for and bring color into space: a soft color reflection will drop on the walls, while the ceiling will get a white light.