French designer and artist Arik Levy will present a new collection of lighting for Forestier at Maison&Objet starting tomorrow in Paris. Arik Levy talks about his project below.
Forestier is a very unusual and different company…at its origin is hand-made production and specialization in different fields of craft.
It was and it is always great to succeed in creating a contemporary piece of design by using very simple tools and handicrafts. It was a challenge and that is what I liked about it.
We have designed a large number of collections very much enjoying the process and the results. We have been mixing hand-made paper and metal work, textile and LED keeping in mind the use of minimum tooling, and heavy production method.
Each design speaks for itself and the juxtaposition of hand made and “anti industry” also leaves space to creativity, flexible production and the feeling that someone just finished putting the piece together a second ago.