Arik Levy, along with perhaps Marc Newson, is among those designers that all other designers envy (at least secretly). He flits between mass-market and high art, designing everything from cell phones to giant, one-off sculptures.
But he takes both equally seriously—and he argues that any object can be transformed into something magical: "I try to evoke memories of other objects, and that lets a product be something else."
At the Love Design book launch in Zona Romana, which included sex-themed creations by Arik Levy and Matali Crasset, a young French duo presented Quisaz-Quisaz, a curtained room with two hanging stethoscopes for listening to your own and your lover's heart. —Jill Singer
All-star graphic designer Rick Valicenti, the founder of Thirst, gave a mesmerizing preview this week of his upcoming collaboration with furniture designer Arik Levy, for the latter's first solo exhibition.
Valicenti revealed all at Design Indaba, the annual celebration of graphic design, advertising, film, music, fashion design, industrial design, architecture, craft, visual art, new media, publishing, broadcasting and performing arts in Cape Town.