ight structures that create bold chandeliers and simple furniture with a pure aesthetic, minimalism is undoubtedly Michael Anastassiades’ distinctive feature. Currently based in London, the Cypriot designer Michael Anastassiades is best-known for the way in which he combines form and function. The NiMAC in Nicosia, Cyprus, pays tribute to Michael’s extraordinary talent with the exhibition Things that go together, the designer’s first retrospective that puts on display his most critical work during the past twelve years.
The exhibition puts on display, in no particular order, a selection of Michael’s most famous pieces designed from 2007, the year in which the designer started his own brand. It includes several lamps by Flos (the main partner of the exhibition), tables designed for Cassina, audio speakers for Bang&Olufsen and bookcases designed for B&B Italia. In addition, there are a number of collector’s items (such as a entire cabinet full of stones) as well as unreleased work from his personal archive.
"It is obvious to think that practice and knowledge are part of an evolving process and that placing one's work in a chronological sequence clearly explains this process," said Michael Anastassiades, who has overseen the exhibition display, "but it is only when you randomly arrange everything that you understand that the creative act extends beyond evolution and that instinct and spontaneity overcomes the knowledge”.
In fact, Things that go together aims to shine a light on Michael Anastassiades’ design method, however it grants a visitor freedom to enjoy a personalised experience.
Where: NiMAC, 19 Palias Ilektrikis, Nicosia, Cyprus
When: until the 20th July 2019