He changed the way we use lights. Michael Anastassiades knew how to change the codes of lights. It’s a prolific part of the designer’s work which represents more than 80% of the projects his studio has worked on. The most famous are probably the brass and opaline balls lights, produced by Flos. They are perfect for the wall of a living room, and world famous architects and designers such as David Chipperfield and Hussein Chalayan love them. The Cypriot genius wanted his light creations to be minimalist but not “simple”. They often have the same characteristics: geometric forms playing with gravity, sometimes spherical and sometimes slender, made of high quality reflective materials. This vision of luxury has its place in permanent collections of the most prestigious museums in the world, such as the Museum of Modern Art (MoMa) in New York and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. They admire Anastassiades’ tendency to surprise everyone, from fascinating mobiles to table lamps.
Photography : The Socialite Family report, “Hôtel Henriette, the Place to Be“.