Michael Anastassiades

Michael Anastassiades is a Cypriot-born, London-based designer, known for his lithe yet commanding lighting structures. His work also includes jewelry, furniture and tabletop objects. With its stark lines and simple geometric composition, Anastassiades’ pieces offer a playful, intellectual take on contemporary design. His lighting fixtures will often pair elemental shapes like cylinders, spheres, and tubes with more luxury, reflective materials - mirrors, crystal and polished bronze - creating a distinctive interplay, both widely imitated and highly sought-after.
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Anastassiades completed training to be a civil engineer at the Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine in London, before shifting his focus to art - earning a Masters Degree at the Royal College of Art in Industrial Design. In 1994, he opened his studio in London, where he released his first lighting collections, along with furniture and objects, working with a small network of family-owned artisans and producers.

After collaborating with Studio Mumbai in 2006, he went on to partner with a wide range of influential names in art and design -- including the architects David Chipperfield and John Pawson, interior design firm Studio Isle, fashion designer Hussein Chalayan, Parisian boutique Colette and renowned glassmaker Lobmeyer.

His solo exhibitions include shows at the Cyprus Presidency at the European Parliament; Geymüllerschlössel/MAK in Vienna; the Svenskt Tenn in Stockholm; and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. His works can also be found 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.
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