Baccarat celebrated the 1st anniversary with support of the internationally recognized designer Arik Levy and exhibiting his exquisite Baccarat crystal lighting collection “Ellipse & Tourbillon” and held a cocktail party in its first lighting showroom at Causeway Bay recently. With approximately 3,300-square-foot spacious showroom, Baccarat Lighting Showroom offers an exclusive sensory adventure of Baccarat crystal lightings.
Arik Levy was born in 1963 in Tel Aviv. A graduate in industrial design from the Art Center Europe in Switzerland, he embarked upon his professional career as a designer in 1991 and has since taken part in various design exhibitions. Arik Levy taught at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Création Industrielle in Paris from 1992-1994. From Ldesign in Paris, Arik Levy and his business partner Pippo Lionni are the creative drive behind diverse projects and prospective undertakings in all design-related areas. Arik Levy’s unique mastery of materials, technology and manufacturing techniques has enabled him to apply his skills to a wide variety of projects and disciplines both in Europe and internationally. From the outset of his career, his concepts, designs and installations have featured in a multitude of events and exhibitions in museums, galleries and art fairs the world over. Some of the world’s most prestigious museums have also chosen to place his designs in their permanent collections.
With Baccarat, it is about creating a top-of-the-range collection of vases and barware, followed by a lighting project, or defining the possible point of contact on the crystal, as though on the brand’s DNA – the place where the Arik Levy graft might successfully take. Arik Levy also knows how to observe with humility in order to understand and roll up his sleeves among Baccarat’s crystalworkers for long enough to take on board the constraints and potential of crystal or a bygone technique.
Arik Levy has been collaborating with Baccarat for many years. Taking inspiration from the past in order to better invent the present, taking the traditional chandelier and its light sources and refining it down to a simple poetic evocation, this is the task Arik Levy set himself. Arik Levy is the designer of“Phantom” and “Torch” contemporary lighting collections for Baccarat. For the “Ellipse & Tourbillon” Collection, Arik Levy reinterprets the Zénith chandelier in a more contemporary style.