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Alexander LERVIK

Contact : Skeppargatan 14 114 52 Stockholm - Suède

Ph. +46 8-22 22 01 / +46 70 543 55 35

mail@alexanderlervik.com
www.alexanderlervik.com
 


Born 1972 in Stockholm, Sweden

Alexander started his education in design as a carpenter apprentice for two years, and then studied interior design and product design at Beckmans School of Design for three years (1995-1998).

The graduation project from Beckmans School, the exhibition "Ten Stools - Ten Decades", has toured around the world for six years, and has been seen by over one million people.
(Read more about the project at www.alexanderlervik.com

Brighthandle
Brighthandle, the luminous doorhandle that communicates with light, was first launched at the Furniture Fair in Milano in 2001. It received great response, and almost a thousand people from 43 countries showed interest in purchasing the doorhandle. Brighthandle was awarded "Hardwear product of the year" by an American magazine and featured in magazines all over the world.

In the fall of 2001, a company, Brighthandle AB, was formed to further develop and sell the doorhandle. In July 2004, 49 % of the shares were sold to Assa Abloy, the largest lock producer in the world. The doorhandle will be launched in parts of Europe and the USA starting in the fall of 2004.
More information at www.brighthandle.com

Lighttree
During the spring of 2003, Finnish SAAS Instruments started the production of the fiberoptic tree "Lighttree". It became the symbol of the futuristic exhibition Inspired 2050. The tree was also selected for the exhibition tour Scandinavian Design behind the Myth. In Milano, the tree was spotted by the Italian fashion company Ermenegildo Zegna, who consequently ordered 130 six feet tall trees for their display windows all over the world. During the winter of 2004/2005, the tree can be seen on 5th Avenue in New York and on Bond Street in London to name a few. Forsmark nuclear power plant has also bought three trees for their main entry.

Other designs in production
- Lounge Easychair, Transit modular seating, Jefferson armchair, Jefferson Conference table, Jefferson bar table and Boomerang Bench for Skandiform (Sweden).
- Punto doorstopper and fittings for Confalonieri (Italy).
- Lighttree, diode lights (electric fittings), fiberoptical fittings for SAAS Instruments (Finland).
- Cuba armchair, Diva barchair, Studio chair and Neptun table for Johansson Design (Sweden).
- Mobile candlestick for Simplicitas (Sweden).
- Carpets for Nordiska Galleriet (Nordic Gallery) (Sweden).
- Notebook and Paper can for Askul (Japan)
- Five playful chairs: Torso - made in steel and wood, Icon - made in plastic with 16 miniatures chairs from vitra design museum, TV-chair - made in steel with two integrated LCD screens, witch makes it impossible to watch television when you have guest, Red chair - made by 7 steel pipes, Light swing - made in plastic and fiberoptic light.

In 2002, a collection of smaller products were designed under its own label, Young Design. These include Christmas candlesticks, candlesticks, napkin rings and glass vases to name a few. The products were sold in large quantities in 30 stores around Sweden. Among others, Nordiska Kompaniet, Svenskt Tenn, Room and Nordiska Galleriet.

Interior Design
Mainly, stores, nightclubs and offices have been designed. Some of the designs include:
- Nordiska Kompaniet Shoes, Accessories and Travel Equipment at Nordiska Kompaniet in Gothenburg (summer 2005) and Stockholm (fall 2005).
- A concept for Rizzo, a chain of shoe stores with stores in the Nordic countries (2004).
- The VIP-room at Spybar nightclub in Stockholm (April 2004).
- The nightclub Laroy in Stockholm (February 2004).
- The nightclub Sturecompagniet (October 2003 together with architect Peter Hallén).
- Several offices and private houses (1998-2005).

EXHIBITIONS

- "Ten Stools-Tend Decades", on display in Stockholm, London, Milano, Paris, Tokyo, Kairo among others.
- Initiator of the futuristic design exhibition "Fictionhotel" at the Culture House in Stockholm in September 2005 until February 2006. The exhibition presents a possible way of life for man in the year 2050. What is in our refrigerators in 2050? How do we travel in 2050? What is the summer’s fashion like in 2050? More information at www.fictionhotel.se
- Pascale Cottard Ohlsson, 23 april - 15 maj 2005.
- Vällingby, 27 april - 15 maj 2005.
- Örebro, 2 juni - 27 augusti.


AWARDS

- "Young Swedish Design 1998" - the 90’s stool.
- The Foundation for Furniture research, "Erik Berglunds Design award" 1999.
- IASPIS Display award, 1999.
- Scolarship from Ulf K Nordenssons foundation for Wood Craftmanship, 1999.
- Design award from Friends of the handicraft, 1999.
- Premio Ambiente, Italian cultural award.
- IASPIS Display award, 2001.
- Sweden Japan Foundation Award, 2001.
- Excellent Swedish Design, 2001
- Hardwear product of the year, 2002.

For updated information, visit www.alexanderlervik.com
For high-resolution pictures, visit www.alexanderlevik.com/press
This CV was last updated in April 2005.


chair The red Chair

chair The Icon Chair

chair The TV Chair

swing The Light Swing

candle holder Shadow

Aero Door and Drawer knob

table Neptun

door handle Brighthandle

easy chair Lounge 300

armchair Jeffersson

bench Boomerang

modular seating Transit

Lighttree

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