Michael Anastassiades launched his studio in 1994 to explore contemporary notions of culture and aesthetics though product, furniture and environmental design. Positioned between fine art and design, his work aims to provoke dialogue, participation and interaction.
He creates objects that are minimal, utilitarian and almost mundane yet full of a vitality one might not expect. Anastassiades' work is featured in the permanent collection at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the V&A Museum and Crafts Council, London and MAK, Vienna. Recent solo exhibitions include Time and Again at the Geymüllerchlössel/MAK, Vienna, To be Perfectly Frank at Svenskt Tenn, Stockholm, Norfolk House Music Room at the V&A, London and the Cyprus Presidency at the European Parliament, Brussels.
He has designed products with leading manufacturers including FLOS, Puiforcat, Svenskt Tenn and Lobmeyr Lamps. In 2007 he set up MICHAEL ANASTASSIADES the company to produce his signature pieces, a collection of lighting, furniture, jewellery and tabletop objects.