A fantastic focal piece, To The Top takes Michael Anastassiades' fascination with shape and the spherical form, to produce an exquisitely crafted, sculptural table lamp. Featuring an opaline glass diffuser, mouth-blown by artisan glass workers, and three artistically placed satin brass legs, this is a gorgeous luminaire which works across a number of aesthetics, and helps to produce a subtle, ambient atmosphere.
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.