"A balancing act between a glowing sphere and a rectangular plane captured, before their separation. A frozen moment suggesting something unexpected is about to happen. Is the glass sphere about to roll off the edge of the table or will the plane fall flat from its edge?” - M. Anastassiades
The metal body is machined directly from the aluminium slab using CNC technology to conserve all the qualities and purities of the raw material in mechanical, physical and aesthetic terms.
The latest generation LED COB source emits an intense, comfortable diffuse light and has the thermal properties of the solid aluminium body to dissipate the heat.
Michael Anastassiades launched his studio in 1994 to explore 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 objects that are minimal, utilitarian and almost mundane, yet full of vitality one might not expect. Anastassiades’ work is featured in permanent collections 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, and the MAK in Vienna. His solo exhibitions include Time and Again at the Geymüllerschlössel/MAK in Vienna, To Be Perfectly Frank at Svenskt Tenn in Stockholm, Norfolk House Music room at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, Cyprus Presidency at the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium. One of the most recent exhibitions explores what Anastassiades calls the “contemporary anxieties of modern Cyprus” entitled Reload the Current Page at the Point Centre for Contemporary Art in Nicosia, Cyprus, and the collection General Illuminations, as part of the exhibition Doings on Time and Light at Rodeo Gallery, Istanbul.
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.
The studio’s philosophy is a continuous search for eclecticism, individuality, and timeless qualities in design. Michael Anastassiades trained as a civil engineer at London’s Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine before taking a masters degree in industrial design at the Royal College of Art. He lives and works in London.
For fifty years Flos has been crafting objects of light and shedding brightness on generations of dreams.
Light is the substance for expressing new ideas and illuminating unexplored emotions. they write the future, reading their past and expressing the present, in a continuity of positive challenges and bold choices that have shaped their image and identity.
Trusting their intuition has always allowed them to create products that become icons, establishing new typologies and innovative archetypes. Connecting with masters of design. Discovering new talents. Commanding high technical and technological status. Staying tuned into mass culture. These qualities always place Flos at the cutting edge.
Experimentation opens the way for Flos to use revolutionary materials - as in the past with Cocoon - and hi-tech solutions, today represented by OLEDs and eco-sustainable materials.
By conceiving new languages around light, they chart new aesthetics and freedoms for living. Their lamps, of yesterday and today, never fail to be serious about their sense of play and irony.
On the fine line that divides and unites art and design, craftsmanship and industry, the limited edition and larger scale manufacturing, an individual’s idea and the collective imagination. That’s Flos' place. That’s where you’ll find them.
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