Creative Michael Anastassiades was already gaining momentum in the design community when he was awarded Maison&Objet Designer of the Year in 2020. With an unconventional career spanning more than 20 years, Michael’s practice encompasses product design, spatial and experimental works and lighting.
Drawing inspiration from nature to archaic references of his native Cyprus, art and everyday life, Michael transforms his inspiration into a timeless dialogue of form and structure. His lighting is often described as a balancing act between fine art, design and mathematical precision.
His unique interpretation of geometric minimalism, innovation and artisanal honesty earned him a ‘spotlight moment’ in 2011 after his studio presented designs at the Salone del Mobile in Milan and caught the attention of Piero Gandini then-CEO of prolific Italian lighting brand Flos. Forging the beginning of a creative collaboration that has endured for more than a decade and delivered cult classic designs including the String Lights, Copycat and the IC Lights, Michael’s latest collection titled ‘Coordinates’ with Flos is destined for good things.
Speaking exclusively with est from his studio in North London, Michael talks through his design evolution, process, the inspiration behind his latest collection, and long-standing partnership with Flos.
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