When: Wednesday | October 18, 2017 | 6pm – 8pm
Where: LightForm Toronto | 267 Niagara Street, Toronto, M6J 2L7
RSVP by Oct. 10 to email@example.com
Flos is touring this talented designer across North America and their only stop in Canada is at LightForm’s Toronto showroom. This is your chance to meet and hear from this acclaimed lighting designer in person. Azure magazine will mediate the talk and audience Q&A.
Above: Michael Anastassiades with his String Light design
Michael’s most recent lighting designs for Flos–Arrangements, Last Quarter, and Overlap–were highly received when they were unveiled this past Spring at Euroluce in Milan. We love them not only for their obvious poetic beauty, but also for their project potential.
Above: Arrangements lighting collection designed by M. Anastassiades for Flos
Above: Last Quarter & Overlap lighting collections designed by M. Anastassiades for Flos
About Michael Anastassiades
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.
Anastassiades established his design studio to create a platform for the production of uncompromised objects. Less motivated by commercial incentive, Michael Anastassiades Studio has refined a philosophy that champions ideas and experimentation, freeing the design process to allow for greater creativity.
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, Anastassiades wanted to broaden the availability of his signature designs. The company has since produced a celebrated collection of lighting, furniture, and objects that demonstrate the studio’s continuous search for eclecticism, individuality and consistency. This has led to many successful collaborations with brands such as FLOS, Herman Miller, Salvatori, Nilufar, and Swedish design institution Svenskt Tenn.
Some of Michael’s past lighting designs for Flos include the elegant IC Lights, Copycat, and String Lights.
Above: the IC Lights floor and table lamps, designed by M. Anastassiades for Flos
Above: the Copycat table lamp comes in 4 elegant finishes
Above: The String Lights address the issue of no junction box while allowing users to create unique installation patterns
Join us for this opportunity to meet and learn more about Michael Anastassiades.