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Design Miami Chat Shows: Arik Levy

The fifth of our Design Miami Chat Shows filmed in Miami last month features Israeli designer Arik LevyUpdate: this interview is featured in Dezeen Book of Interviews, which is on sale now for £12.

Filmed at Design Miami in front of a live audience, Levy talks about the five images (which included a restaurant in Milan, a construction-site bench and a movie of a sparkler) he selected in response to the Design Miami Chat Shows brief: My Design Life in Five Images.

See all the movies in this series posted so far or watch individual movies: John Maeda; Tom Dixon; Julia Lohmann; Aranda\Lasch.

Design Miami Chat Shows are supported by Fendi.

Here's a biography of Levy:


Arik Levy

At the age of 27, Arik (b. Tel Aviv 1963) leaves behind his graphic design studio and surfboard shop and moves to Europe. In 1991, he graduates with distinction in Industrial Design from the Art Center Europe in Switzerland.

After winning the Seiko Epson Inc. competition, Arik begins his career as a professional designer and participates in several design exhibitions in Japan. Upon returning to Europe, Arik introduces his ideas, innovations and installations to contemporary dance and opera set design around the world.

From his Paris based company L design, together with his partner Pippo Lionni and their team, Arik develops projects in industrial, interior and graphic design for the European and international market. Arik participates in many exhibitions and shows in museums, alternative spaces, galleries and fairs worldwide and several of his products can be found in the permanent collections of the most prestigious museums and institutions.

He works both as a scientist and a poet. Through innovation, simplicity and experimentation he translates concepts into products, space and experience. Arik will be exhibiting at Kenny Schachter’s ROVE gallery at this year’s Design Miami/ as well taking part in the Nature-themed exhibition curated by Design Miami/ that will be held in the Collins Building.