Cypriot-born, London-based designer Michael Anastassiades is one of the most captivating talents working in any visual field today. With his firmly held philosophy that great design should ignite cultural and intellectual discussion, Anastassiades work transcends traditional modern furniture, accessory, and environmental design.
After completing training as a civil engineer at the Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine in London, Anastassiades completed a Masters Degree at the Royal College of Art in Industrial Design. During this time he began experimenting with many of the tenets that would define his later career: the use of reflective materials and the juxtaposition of the quotidian and the otherworldly. Anastassiades opened his London-based studio in 1994, going on to create his signature lighting collections, along with additional furniture and objects in conjunction with a small network of highly international, family owned and operated producers.