A free and curious creator, eclectic and focused, he has always illustrated his very personal vision by collaborating since the beginning of his career with many artists, photographers and visual artists, architects or musicians.
What does José Lévy do?
The answer is not simple, as its practices are intersectional, at the point of convergence of a set of disciplines and know-how patiently explored, compiled and organized.
It must first be said that José Lévy designs objects and by objects we mean manufactured things. Porcelain for the Manufacture of Sèvre, ceramics for Astier de Vilatte, crystal for Saint-Louis, furniture for Roche-Bobois or the Gallery S. Bensimon, candles, towels, clothes for him and others...
In his contemporary adventures, as when the seasons of his memorable ready-to-wear brand were still passing by, José Levy's work describes the air of the time as fantasy and survival.
As an archaeologist, he searches through techniques and know-how, popular cultures and past banalities, the known but forgotten forms that inhabit his creations of nostalgia and reminiscences.
Shared memories untied and diluted in a contemporary writing that deliberately displaces the remarkable forms.
José Levy's objects are between two ages, immediate and tangible, they show signs of an affirmative contemporaneity and open towards possible times.