Nina Levett’s first design for Ritzenhoff was presented at the Ambiente Messe approximately one week ago. Levett’s new espresso cup of the Spring/Summer Collection 2012 is called “My Little Darling”.  The cup can be bought directly on the Ritzenhoff website for 19,95 EUR by clicking here.

Born in 1973 in Vienna, Austrian ornament designer Nina Levett is best known for her provocative tableware designs and her inspiring works like her Sperm sofa and colourful moveable wallpapers.

Nina Levett starts her working process with a china ink drawing on transparent paper. She simply lets her hand do the work for her. Completely letting go of any thoughts and trusting her visual impulse, her hand follows the visual images her brain produces, anticipating the next step in her drawing process. The finished works are multi-layer artworks with harmonious colours. Her works are usually created using diverse techniques that she produces in-house in her own studio. She entirely controls all steps in the working process from the first drafts to the finished print or porcelain product.

Nina Levett finds inspiration from films like Abel Ferrara’s “Bad Lieutenant”. She says that her work is inspired by the three to five P’s: POP, PUNK, PORN, PROTEST and PAIN.

In the shooting for a magazine called “Best of Vienna” she depicts a woman in front of diverse unfinished wallpaper designs.

From the 3rd to 12th February the Rudolf Budja Gallery is at the American International Fine Art Fair at Palm Beach. Nina Levett’s artwork is shown at the show.

The ornamental moveable wallpaper exhibited at this art fair was made in preparation for Nina Levett’s wedding, when she made several designs to be lasered as cotton tablecloths.
Later she used the laser-ornaments to create some of her moveable wallpapers.

10 Things about Nina Levett

1// Nina Levett is an invented persona. Her nails are fake, her hair is not real. She does not exist.
2// It took her many years, one personal trainer and a few beauty docs to become as beautiful as she is now.
3// At school she was an achiever.
4// She does not believe in life after death and therefore often works long hours.
5// Nina Levett believes in following the flow. She works when ideas come to her. Much of what she does is spontaneous and unplanned. Watch the video of Amy Tan talking about creativity here.
6// She is fascinated by pop culture (Madonna,…).
7// Some of her inspiration comes from the city of Vienna and in particular the Wiener Werkstätte.
8// Her favourite film is by Abel Ferrara: “Bad Lieutenant”
9// Nina Levett eats no sugar and drinks no alcohol. She works out regularly.
10// Some of her spiritual inspiration comes from Ajahn Brahm, Theravada Buddhism and Sigmund Freud.


Nascida a 1973 em Viena de Áustria, Nina Levett, designer de ornamentos, é conhecida pelos seus designs provocantes de decoração e os seus inspirantes trabalhos tal como o sofá esperma e os coloridos e irrequietos wallpapers.

Nina Levett começa o seu trabalho com uma tinta oriunda da China e desenhando em papel transparente.
Simplesmente deixa que a sua mão faça o trabalho por ela. Desprovida de pensamento. confia no seu impulso visual e sua mão segue as imagens produzidas pelo cérebro, antecipando, assim, o próximo passo do processo de desenhar. Os trabalhos acabados são obras com diversas camadas com cores harmoniosas. Seus trabalhos, frequentemente, são criados usando diversas técnicas que ela produz no estúdio, em casa. Controla todos os passos desde os primeiros rascunhos até ao trabalho final, imagem ou porcelana.

Nina Levett encontra a sua inspiração nos filmes do género ”Bad Liutenant” de Abel Ferrara. Ela diz que o seu trabalho é inspirado pelos três de cinco P’s.