Fiyel Levent specializes in designing luxurious architectural screens, sculptural lighting and product design. She works directly with clients, architects and interior designersto produce exquisite, one-of-a-kind installations. By using the simplest of materials such as paper and wood, to more complex materials such as Corian and recycled Polyethylene, many of her designs involve combining and reinterpreting traditional forms with contemporary fabrication techniques. Her built works achieve something close to the sublime in their relationship to light.
Fiyel Levent has been exhibiting her work since 2009 at various galleries and shows, drawing inspiration from her interest in Central Asian, Islamic and Japanese architecture. She officially launched her studio in 2013. Fiyel Levent has been awarded the Deborah J. Norden Travel Grant to Andalucia, Spain through The New York Architectural League and the Stewardson Keefe LeBrun Travel Grant from The Center for Architecture, allowing her to create a photographic essay documenting the architecture of the northern Silk Road. Fiyel has given lectures at The Urban Center for Architecture, The Cooper Union, Parsons and RPI. Her work has appeared in numerous publications such as Dwell, The New York Times, Elle Decor and Interior Design Magazine.
Born and Raised in New York City, Fiyel Levent holds a Bachelor in Architecture from The Cooper Union, and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing and Literature from The University of Edinburgh, Scotland. Before founding her studio, she worked at a New York City architecture firm managing various architectural projects ranging from ground-up buildings to high end apartment renovations.
Together with Rebecca Thienes, Fiyel designs interiors under the moniker Thienes and Levent. See their work at: thienesandlevent.com.