Michael Anastassiades

A Cyprus native, Michael Anastassiades has worked with designers and manufacturers, including Flos, Puiforcat, Lobmeyr, and Svenskt Tenn, all of which are on the frontlines of innovative and rare lighting design. Anastassiades studied at London’s Royal College of Art and Imperial College where he excelled in industrial design and engineering. While he has also been known to design and produce mirrors, tables, and home accents, his vision for lighting design is where his fame and talent lies. His collections include, Happy Together, Bob, Get Set, Cone, Somewhere in the Middle, and more. Each family, although somewhat similar have something special and distinctive to offer.

In 1994, Anastassiades founded his studio, and he has worked ever since to produce a variety of high quality lighting that skates a fine line between industrial and elegant design. Each of these fixtures, while seemingly uncomplicated, have notably meticulous detail within their form and design. Anastassiades is known for using lustrous, reflective materials and mixing them with straight-forward geometric shapes. These lights possess unexpected vitality and charm within their environments. “Fine detailing is crucial; we pay great attention even to parts that aren't visible. The finish has to be right—even if viewed in absolute darkness,” says Michael Anastassiades.

Anastassiades’ work is on permanent display at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the FRAC Centre in New Orleans, and many more prestigious museums. His designs can also be seen in restaurants, hotels, and stores around the world.

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