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String Lights

By Flos

£700.00

  • Description

    Michael Anastassiades on the String Lights:
    String Lights look at a different concept of dividing space architecturally. They are inspired by three things: when I sit on a train, travelling, and I look out of the window, I always see these strings of electricity that connect the pylons. And as we move through at high speed, I see these perfectly parallel strings and find myself transfixed by the amazing sense of discipline — how can this be possible? It's just so beautiful, and so poetic the way they connect the pylons whilst at the same time they divide the landscape. I wanted to translate this vision and this discipline into an interior environment. They are like linear drawings. I like how people use light to demarcate space, especially outdoor space, if you think of a village square in the Mediterranean at night, they have a string of lights that hang in a square from four posts. They seem to announce: "This is where the party is". It is these lights that demarcate the activity.
    And then the last thing, which is the most practical one, is how to move lights when electricity points are always where you least want them to be. So how do you take them where you want them in an effortless and poetic way?

  • Technical Info

    Dimensions:
    Sphere head: Ø 19 x H: 16cm
    Cone head: Ø 19 x H: 16cm

    Light source: 1 LED array 26 W, 2700 K,1910 lm, CRI90
    Cable length: 12 meters.
    Finish: Black Soft Touch

    The elements:
    - Wall/celing fitting: Feed up 2 heads maximum; 3 wayout for cables. Wall or ceiling installation.
    Extra connection cable to compose personal configurations.
    - Floor switch: The floor switch can have a maximum of two pendant heads fed into this, two wayout for cables and space to wrap 10 metres of cable. The on/off switch is electronic with optical mechanism.

    Suspension lamp providing diffused light. Matt black varnished die-cast aluminium body coated with clear soft-touch varnish. Optical diffuser in opal PC. Suspension system of 12 metres with Kevlar reinforced coaxial cable.

  • Designer
    Michael Anastassiades

    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 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. In 2007 he set up MICHAEL ANASTASSIADES the company to produce his signature pieces, a collection of lighting, furniture, jewellery and tabletop objects.

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  • Delivery

    4-5 weeks
    Made to order item

£700.00
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