Designer Michael Anastassiades creates work with an enduring quality by focusing on proportion, the honest use of materials and the physical presence of an object. Positioned between fine art and industrial design, his pieces exist between that which is utilitarian in its function, whilst poetic and enigmatic in its presence.
Formally trained as a civil engineer at Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine in London, Anastassiades went on to study industrial design at the Royal College of Art. Founding his London-based studio in 1994 followed by his eponymous brand in 2007,
This has led to many successful collaborations with brands such as FLOS, Herman Miller, Salvatori, Nilufar, and Swedish design institution, Svenskt Tenn.