London-based designer Michael Anastassiades has "always been fascinated with the parallel that exists between Lighting and Jewelry." You can see this emphasis on delicacy and decoration translated into larger forms with his lighting creations.
1. Beauty Mirror for Michael Anastassiades
Although he is recognized internationally for his lamps, Anastassiades designs furniture and accessories as well. Those products retain his fascination with precious elements. For example, his gold-plated mirror is simple and shiny, an object reigned by pendant, resplendent qualities.
2. Copycat for Flos
Anastassiades chooses reflective materials "that appear to dematerialize his objects, and to float independently, interacting with the space surrounding them." A little bit of spatial magic can be found in Copycat, a lamp with its own shadow attached-like a planet with its moon.
3. Captured for Lobmeyr
A focus on lightness is also a mark of Anastassiades, as in Captured, a "poetically minimal" lamp for Austrian crystal company Lobmeyr. The mouth-blown crystal and satin silver finish give the lamp a trinket-like quality.
4. Arrangements for Flos
The same airiness is visible in Arrangements, "a modular system of geometric light elements" that can be combined into unique chandeliers. The pieces are also pendant, "balancing perfectly as a part of a glowing chain."
5. Mobile Chandelier for Michael Anastassiades
In recent years, Anastassiades has focused on mobile chandeliers, giving new meaning to the term suspension lighting. Like pretty earrings or a skilled tightrope walker, these pendants take full advantage of the beauty of dangling.
6. Fontana Amorosa for Nilufar Gallery
In 2017, Anastassiades showed a collection of limited-edition chandeliers in red-patinated brass, including the dramatic Fontana Amorosa, which resembles both a spouting fountain and an extraterrestrial arachnid. The color, dramatic arches, and opaline spheres really make it seem like a piece of museum jewelry grown giant.
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