Protecting the core values of yesteryear while embracing those of tomorrow. It was a topiary which provided the inspiration for the adventure which sprang from Bernard Forestiers passion for French style gardens. His passion for beautiful things was matched only by his love of the materials to be worked. This creative spirit flew in the face of existing traditions and saw the botanical arts being introduced into the home, including the creation of woven metal wire items to present new designs which were always lightweight and well structured; combining poetry with humor.Over time, Forestier made a name for itself thanks to its quest for providing a fragile balance between nature and design including the elegance of its pure styling and its preference for raw, authentic materials enhanced by the work of craftsmen.
Ten years after it was founded, the company changed direction following the death of Bernard Forestier. This change saw the company focusing increasingly on luxury and natural items, shapes became increasingly sophisticated, with an increasing focus on lighting and color without losing that distinctive quality conveyed by the craftsmen's skills.The challenge was to forge the future without renouncing the past; to strengthen the identity and power of the brand, marking out its unique place while also finding new roads ahead. Forestier successfully reinvented itself as a creative and poetic brand, with design, nature and raw materials as its watchwords.
As a designer, technician, artist, photographer and producer, Arik Levy is multi‐talented and his work is exhibited in some of the world's most prestigious galleries and museums. Initially known for his projects in the furniture sector, Arik Levy continues to have a major impact on our interior and exterior environment.
Originating from Israel, with a degree in industrial design from the Art Center Europe, Levy currently works in Paris with his team of 20 designers and graphical artists in his studio Ldesign. Thanks to his vision and that of his partner Pippo Lionni, the studio handles projects in the fields of visual identity, signposting and packaging in addition to exhibition scenery and interior design.View other products by Arik Levy