Brooklyn-based designer Fiyel Levent has specialized in furniture, lighting and architectural products with distinct Islamic influences ever since her school days at Cooper Union. The geometric patterns and interlacing typical of Islamic art and architecture show up in Levent’s screen doors and room dividers as well as in less expected places like paper lamps, headboards and coffee tables.
She was recently awarded the Stewardson Keefe Travel Grant from the Center for Architecture, allowing her to pursue an interest in Islamic art that has become so emblematic in her own work. This Fall she’ll embark on a two-month long architectural survey of the historic Silk Road. Beginning in St. Petersburg, Levent will travel through Central Asia, Eastern China and Shanghai.No doubt she’ll return to Brooklyn brimming with new ideas and we can be sure to expect even more from this young designer who so masterfully merges technical know-how and knowledge of materials with a strong but feminine aesthetic.
designer: fivel levent