Artist, technician, designer, photographer, video artist ... Levy's talents are many, his work on show in some of the world's most prestigious galleries and museums. Known first and foremost for his furniture projects, his installations and limited edition designs, Levy is nevertheless of the opinion that, "What counts in the world is people, not tables or chairs."
Originally from Israel, Arik Levy moved to Europe after participating in his first collective sculpture exhibition in 1986.
After a fairly typical training - in Israel he divided his time between surfing and his graphic design agency - Arik continued his studies at the Art Center Europe in Switzerland from where, in 1991, he graduated in Industrial Design, with honours.
His first international success came when he won the Seiko Epson Inc. competition, thanks to which he made his début on the international scene as a 'thinking' designer.
Following a short period in Japan, where he consolidated his ideas by creating products and exhibition pieces, he returned to Europe where his talents were applied in the field of opera and contemporary dance, creating original scenographies.
The founding of his Paris studio marks Arik Levy's return to his abiding passions, art and industrial design, enabling him to give free rein to his numerous talents.
Renowned for his furniture and lighting designs, Arik has also created collections of tableware, jewellery, objects for both home and office, along with a range of high-tech clothing and accessory collections for the Asian market.
Arik Levy, who considers himself to be a designer 'who feels', continues to have a substantial impact on both our interiors and our exteriors, his artistic creations enompassing public sculptures - such as his signature piece, the Rock - and multi-use environments.
"Life is a system of signs and symbols," he says, "where nothing is as it seems."