Michael AnastassiadesUnited KingdomLead time 60 days

Michael Anastassiades is a Cypriot designer, based in London. He has designed products with various leading manufacturers including FLOS, Lobmeyr and Svenskt Tenn. In 2007 he set up the company Michael Anastassiades Ltd to produce his signature pieces; a collection of lighting, furniture, jewellery, and tabletop objects. With his firmly held philosophy that great design should ignite cultural and intellectual discussion, Anastassiades work transcends traditional modern furniture, accessory, and environmental design.

Michael Anastassiades’ design philosophy is to preserve the inherent qualities of given material. All of their products are handmade and come in natural finishes, exposed to the elements without any protective lacquers. Each piece, stamped with the designer’s mark, is manufactured in accordance with the purity of his original vision. Michael Anastassiades looks at oxidisation as part of a process that adds to the patina of an object, increasing beauty with time.

Michael Anastassiades lights include elemental shapes, such as cylinders, spheres, and tubes, that are often paired with elevated materials including mirrors, crystal and polished bronze, a material interplay that’s been widely imitated in the world of lighting and beyond.

Michael Anastassiades has been recognized with numerous solo exhibitions: the Cyprus Presidency at the European Parliament, Geymüllerschlössel/MAK in Vienna, the Svenskt Tenn in Stockholm. His works also appear at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, the Craft Council in London, the FRAC Centre in Orleans, France.

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