Swedish designer Alexander Lervik has developed the world’s first design-led domestic lift for Aritco, using light and the latest technology to create a beautiful piece of furniture for the smart home of the future.
When was the business founded, and why?
In 1998, when I graduated Beckmans School of Design in Stockholm. I had a lot of attention with my graduation project so I decided to start working by my own immediately after school instead of doing practice in another design studio.
How many staff?
Where is it based?
In the city centre of Stockholm.
What is your latest significant achievement/project of note?
The world’s first homelift that I have designed for global company Aritco using the latest technology for the smart home of the future.
What is your best selling product?
It’s the chair Mind, which I have designed for Johanson.
I’ve just discovered…
How fantastic it is to have my own lasercutter in my design studio. Now I work so much more with models – for this year’s Christmas I will cut out a fantastic house for the Swedish tradition of gingerbread houses.
Who inspires me…
Achille Castilioni. I love his creative way of thinking in combination with Italian perfection.
I’ve always been a fan of…
Travelling. It’s the biggest source of inspiration for me and I love to discover new cities and new places. For many years I was afraid of flying but I managed to overcome that and now I’m taking back all lost travels.
My highlight of the last 12 months…
My retrospective exhibition last year, stretching across 900sq m in the Cultural Museum in Stockholm. It featured more than 200 of my objects created during 20 year in the business.
My next design trip is to…
Italy, to meet a new producer I will start collaborate with. The Result you will hopefully see at Salone del mobile in Milan 2020