Michael Anastassiades Fairest, 2016
Polished brass or polished nickel plated brass
CHARITY AUCTION FOR LUIGI SACCO HOSPITAL IN MILAN, LOTS WITH NO BUYER'S PRIMIUM
Lot offered by Michael Anastassiades LTD with a 100% donation, shipped from London, Great Britain
Michael Anastassiades’ design philosophy is to preserve the inherent qualities of given material. All of our products are handmade and come in natural finishes, exposed to the elements without any protective lacquers. We look at oxidisation as part of a process that adds to the patina of an object, increasing beauty with time. We try our best for all goods to leave our premises in pristine condition, but sometimes products may arrive with minor oxidisation marks.
Whilst every effort is made to ensure accurate representation of product colours, finishes and dimensions, Michael Anastassiades Ltd reserves the right to alter these details without notice, in compliance with its own production needs, technological changes or in response to the current market needs. Colour swatches are for reference only; Michael Anastassiades Ltd cannot guarantee exact colour match for any product finishes.
All designs are protected under copyright law. Michael Anastassiades holds the exclusive manufacturing and distribution rights worldwide. Copying will be prosecuted.
Michael Anastassiades is a London-based company specialising in the design and manufacturing of high-quality lighting and objects. Established in 2007, it was founded to increase the availability of Michael’s signature pieces. The objects are fabricated by family-run workshops worldwide, selected for their unique manufacturing skills and traditional use of materials. Each product is handcrafted and stamped with the designer’s mark. Michael Anastassiades’ design philosophy is to produce exceptionally designed objects of permanent value.
Michael Anastassiades founded his studio in London in 1994. He 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. The studio has designed products with various manufacturers including FLOS, B&B Italia, Herman Miller, Cassina, Molteni & C, Kettal, RODA, Gebrüder Thonet Vienna, Bang & Olufsen, Puiforcat and Lobmeyr. He has designed signature limited edition collections for Nilufar Gallery, Milan, Dansk Mobelkunst, Copenhagen and Taka Ishii Gallery, Japan.
His work is featured in permanent collections at the Museum Of Modern Art in New York, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, the MAK in Vienna, the Crafts Council in London and the FRAC Centre in Orleans France. Recent solo exhibitions include Norfolk House music room at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London (2010); Cyprus Presidency at the European Parliament in Brussels Belgium (2011); “Time and Again at the Geymüllerschlössel”, MAK, Vienna (2012); “To Be Perfectly Frank”, Svenskt Tenn, Stockholm (2013); “Reload the Current Page”, Point Centre for Contemporary Art, Nicosia (2014), “Doings on Time and Light”, Rodeo Gallery, Istanbul (2015), “13 Mobiles”, Atelier Jesper, Belgium (2017), “Things That Go Together”, NiMAC, Nicosia (2019), “Silver Tongued’, SHOP Taka Ishii, Hong Kong (2019).
In 2015, Anastassiades received the Royal Designer for Industry (RDI) award from the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) in recognition of outstanding contribution to design and society. He has gone on to win the Designer of the Year award for Elle Decoration International Design Awards (2019), The Design Prize (2019) and Maison&Objet (2020).