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Michael Anastassiades: Clean essential design lamps between light and shape
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Clean essential design lamps to capture a small part of natural light’s complexity: Michael Anastassiades, designer, artist and civil engineer, believes that men cannot replicate Mother Nature’s creations but just get inspired by them. Anastassiades’ works in particular feature aesthetic neatness and elegant forms, as proved by the 15 lighting items presented on the occasion of the last Milan’s Salone del Mobile Fair where the company – launched in 2007 - presented the 2015 Euroluce collection, including Happy Together and Bob ranges.
In the family Happy Together, vertical brass, nickel, or black patinated rods carry a group of glass globes. “I have always been fascinated with the sphere for its purity as the ultimate primal form. The design of these series started as a simple exercise of repetition, arranging them in perfect stacks or clusters in an evolving logical sequence. The family is inspired by unusual fictitious ball configurations in precision and cue sports while at the same time making references to the disciplined geometrical language used in modernist design”, says Anastassiades.

Bob range features an inverted tear drop resembling a weight, suspended from a string, that is often used as a vertical reference line. It is a hypothetical tool for building measurements, other than just a simple pendant that hangs to illuminate a space. With it, Anastassiades progress in his exploration of materials; their qualities and capabilities. The Bob family comes as pendants, wall- or ceiling mounted. The metal parts are made in brass; either nickel-plated, black patinated or raw polished.
Launched in 1994, Michael Anastassiades’ studio has been exploring contemporary notions of culture and aesthetics through a combination of product, furniture and environmental design. Positioned between fine art and design, his work aims to provoke dialogue, participation and interaction. He creates design objects that are minimal, utilitarian and almost mundane, yet full of vitality one might not expect. His work is featured in permanent collections at several museums including New York’s MoMA.

INFO: www.michaelanastassiades.com

PHOTO COURTESY: Michael Anastassiades; Hélène Binet


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