Taking inspiration from a video of a contact juggler spinning a set of spheres, moving them around on his arms and edge of his fingers, Anastassiades wanted to capture the exact moment the spheres appeared perfectly still. Contemporary with a geometric profile, the IC S1 Suspension Light consists of a beautiful opal glass sphere that is perfectly balanced on the edge of a Brass or Red Burgundy rod.
Diffusing a delicate soft light and perfectly utilised within a hallway, above a breakfast bar or dining table, this iconic light can be hung as a stand-alone piece or as part of a striking cluster.
Positioned between fine art and design, Michael Anastassiades creates objects that are minimal, utilitarian and almost mundane, yet full of vitality one might not expect.
He launched his studio in 1994 to explore contemporary notions of culture and aesthetics through a combination of product, furniture and environmental design. The studio’s philosophy is a continuous search for eclecticism, individuality, and timeless qualities in design.
Michael Anastassiades trained as a civil engineer at London’s Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine before taking a masters degree in industrial design at the Royal College of Art. He lives and works in London.