March 2013 - Homes and Gardens Designer Forum at London Design Week
Robin was asked to sit on a panel with Tricia Guild and Neisha Crosland at the Design Centre Chelsea Harbour. The theme of the interview by Giles Kime from Homes and Gardens Magazine was ‘Design Trends and Working Methods’. Giles told the audience that most of them would have used one of his washbasins to which Robin responded – “you’re being too polite, most of them have sat on one of my toilets!”
February 2013 - Plagiarius
We were amazed to win second prize in the annual Plagiarius competition at Ambiente this year. GALERIA Kaufhof GmbH, Cologne, Germany (under their own brand “Galeria Home”) were selling a copy of our Isola Porcelain range for Costa Verde- Spot the difference!
February 2013 - House Porcelain at John Lewis
To keep up with the current trend for all things home-baked this is our take on the traditional pie bird, a bit mean we know to put a bird from a cold climate in a hot pie…
To see more of the range please click here
March 2012 - House Porcelain at John Lewis
Understated but with personality. Early indications are that we have a hit on our hands.
March 2012 - Designers Guild Tableware
Studio Levien have greatly enjoyed working with Designers Guild on three new ranges of tableware, Jinshi Porcelain, Saraille Stoneware and Watelet Fine China. They are available in John Lewis and Designers Guild Stores. To see more click here.
March 2012 - Propeller Cutlery for John Lewis
We are delighted to be part of the John Lewis Design Collective. The inspiration for this design is a propeller which like so many objects designed purely for maximum functionality also look beautiful.
December 2011 - Studio Levien are Working with Raymond Blanc
We are very excited to be working with Raymond Blanc on a new range of tableware to follow Chanterelle. After our presentation we took on the daunting task of providing lunch for a two star Michelin chef. Our young chefs Florence and Sophie did us proud and scored 9 1/2 out of 10 which is unheard of here at Studio Levien – the wine might have helped!
February 2011 - Chanterelle Video
A close collaboration between ITTC, Hankook, John Lewis, Raymond Blanc and Studio Levien has produced the Chanterelle Fine China tableware range. Raymond challenged us to design something clever and fun. Our response was the Olive Dove, when you have eaten an olive pop the stone in her beak, Voila!
February 2011 - Terrace for Grestel
Inspired by the wine growing terraces of the Douro Valley in Portugal, Terrace Stoneware was launched at Ambiente
February 2011 - Isola for Costa Verde
Launched at Ambiente, this Sushi set has been added to the Isola range.
February 2011 - Century for Herdmar
To celebrate 100 years of Herdmar, Century cutlery is launched at Ambiente.
December 2010 - Tech-Ture for Almas
Due for launch at Ambiente in the spring, these designs created with Cad Cam technology welcome the cache pot to the 21st Century.
November 2010 - Launch of the 75 Days Project at the RSA
April 2010 - Studio Levien are Working with Raymond Blanc
We are very happy to be working closely with Raymond Blanc on a tableware range. Raymond challenged us to design some clever and fun items, here he is testing the egg cup.
A ‘fine dining’ range with extra wide rims and stretched elliptical serving items.
December 2009 - Studio Levien Celebrates it’s 10th Birthday
We would like to thank all our friends and clients from around the world for their support over the last 10 years, here’s to the next 10! To see our press release, click here.
19th November 2009 - Robin Levien is Appointed Master of the Faculty of Royal Designers for Industry
After the awards were made to this year’s incoming Royal Designers and Honorary Royal Designers, Robin took over from Chris Wise RDI as Master of the Royal Designers for Industry He then gave his inaugural address, Elusive Rightness in Design. To hear an audio of the evening, click here. To download a written version of the address, click here.
June 2009 - Sottini – Santorini
Sottini has launched Santorini, designed by Studio Levien. There are two basin shapes and complimentary furniture, this is the Bow 55cm basin.
April 2009 - Patricia Stainton Garden Design – Homes & Gardens
“My aim is to blur the edges between the cultivated and the natural world”. To read more click here.
March 2009 - Ideal Standard – Connect
Connect launched at the ISH fair in Frankfurt, Germany.
February 2009 - Studio Levien Designs Launched at Ambiente
Held every year in Frankfurt, Ambiente is the largest consumer goods fair in Europe.
Villeroy and Boch – New Cottage
An eclectic collection of shapes, from sculptural leaves to soft rectangles and circles.
Villeroy and Boch – Home Elements
Some new additions to the range. To see more click here.
Almas – Epuré
‘Super Simple’ in credit crunch colours. To see more click here.
Australian Fine China – Beachcomber
Inspired by Pipi shells. To see more click here.
Porcel – Ballet
Flowing movement in fine porcelain. To see more click here.
Dalper – Inova
The soft blend between the blade and handle of the knife is a breakthrough for Dalper.
Lenox – Aspen Ridge
Rounded shapes offset by a crisp double step detail. A favorite on the wedding lists in America.
Dansk – Edesia Glass
A family of ‘hand cut’ waists. To see more click here.
Costa Verde – Isola Colour
Eye-catching colours launched at Ambiente. To see more click here.
February 2009 - Porland – Perspective Launched
Our brief was to design the ‘new square’. To see more click here.
January 2009 - Studio Levien / GPStudio Exhibition
Our new neighbours round the corner in Great Suffolk Street have an exhibition space at the front of their office.
We created a cascade of our blue foam models, from toilets, to tea pot knobs to inform passers by that craft skills are alive and kicking in many industries.
November 2008 - Robin Levien is appointed as Master Elect of the Faculty of Royal Designers for Industry
The role of Master Elect starts in November 2009 and continues for two years.