For the Maison et Objet 2020, the design event has elected Michael Anastassiades as the “Designer Of The Year” for the next edition! Michael Anastassiades is a Cypriot top product and interior designer, based in London who opened his own design studio in 1994 to discover and to explore contemporary notions of culture and aesthetics through a combination of product, furniture, and environmental design. If you want to know more about one of the best interior designers, One Hundred Edition presents Michael Anastassiades, a creative mind!
Besides being an interior designer, Michael Anastassiades is also a prestigious product designer who presented his furniture brand at Maison et Objet. His lighting brand was launched in 2007. In the meantime, he has become one of the most poetic and prolific lighting designers working today.
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The Cypriot designer uses simple shapes and volumes – a sphere, a line, a circle – to create a rich language where uncertainty and imbalance are embraced. Positioned between fine art and unique design, his creative work aims to provoke dialogue, participation, and interaction. Anastassiades build objects that are minimal, utilitarian and almost mundane.
Michael Anastassiades strongly believes that the simplicity encourages curiosity, and curiosity leads to participation and interaction: a constant feature of all his interior design projects.
Although best known for his lighting, he has designed with the same rigor and clarity in all fields: furniture for the likes of B&B Italia, Herman Miller, Cassina and also a drinking fountain for the Victoria & Albert Museum. His work can be found in permanent collections at the Museum Of Modern Art in New York, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, the MAK in Vienna, the Crafts Council in London and the FRAC Centre in Orleans France.
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