Michael Anastassiades

Anastassiades is a Cyprus-born, London-based designer whose practice encompasses product design, spatial intervention and experimental works that often transcend the distinctions between creative fields.

Drawing on both industrial production methods and artisanal techniques, Anastassiades’s work is a nuanced balance between improvisation and structure, control and intuition. In a career spanning more than 20 years, he has conceived lights, furniture and objects characterized by a poetic yet rigorous interpretation of technology, material and function. His work takes inspiration from many sources, which he distills into pure, simple forms. From Modernism and the cultural history of his native Cyprus to personal memories and everyday life, Anastassiades transforms a rich set of references into a timeless vocabulary of form and structure.