Lighting Designer We Love: Michael Anastassiades

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March 14, 2013
For someone whose design philosophy is "to produce exceptionally designed objects of permanent value," you'd better believe it. Originally trained as a civil engineer and a graduate of industrial design at the Royal College of Art, London-based lighting designer Michael Anastassiades has been producing pieces that masterfully combine fine detailing with honest, high-quality materials, resulting in works of elegant simplicity. The only downside is that the designer creates his fixtures in limited edition batches. We'd scurry. Before you head off though, take a look at some of the designer's pulchritudinous lighting fixtures straight ahead.
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  A limited edition of 18, Anastassiades created the Lit Lines Pendant Light 2, 2011 for Nilufar Gallery in Milan, Italy. Available in satin or patinated brass.
    A limited edition of 18, Anastassiades created the Lit Lines Pendant Light 2, 2011 for Nilufar Gallery in Milan, Italy. Available in satin or patinated brass.
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  Made of black patinated brass, mouth blown glass, and 3 motors, the Kinetic Light, 2009 is a minimalist utilitarian's dream.
    Made of black patinated brass, mouth blown glass, and 3 motors, the Kinetic Light, 2009 is a minimalist utilitarian's dream.
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  The bubbly metallic Ball Lights Gold is made up of polished brass and nickel or black plated stainless steel. Available with silk braided or gold plated pendant rod.
    The bubbly metallic Ball Lights Gold is made up of polished brass and nickel or black plated stainless steel. Available with silk braided or gold plated pendant rod.
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  With its four rods, the Tube Chandelier casts a striking shadow when lit. Available in either satin brass or black plated stainless steel.
    With its four rods, the Tube Chandelier casts a striking shadow when lit. Available in either satin brass or black plated stainless steel.
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  A limited edition of 13, the Slab Light is all lacquered wood with a long lighting rod on top.
    A limited edition of 13, the Slab Light is all lacquered wood with a long lighting rod on top.
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  A quintet of Ball Lights hang above a pristinely-set dining table at the Grand Hôtel Stockholm's restaurant, designed by Ilse Crawford.
    A quintet of Ball Lights hang above a pristinely-set dining table at the Grand Hôtel Stockholm's restaurant, designed by Ilse Crawford.
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  Six long lighting fixtures illuminate this green-walled bar in Copenhagen. Photo by: Heidi Lerkenfeldt
    Six long lighting fixtures illuminate this green-walled bar in Copenhagen. Photo by: Heidi Lerkenfeldt
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  The designer's 'Tree in the Moonlight' floor lamp takes a rest from its night job inside the Cyprus Presidency at The European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium.
    The designer's 'Tree in the Moonlight' floor lamp takes a rest from its night job inside the Cyprus Presidency at The European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium.
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  Across the pond at the Victoria and Albert Museum, the world's largest museum of decorative arts and design, Anastassiades' Kinetic Light 2 - Gold Pendulum lighting installation was on wide display. Photo by: Helene Binet
    Across the pond at the Victoria and Albert Museum, the world's largest museum of decorative arts and design, Anastassiades' Kinetic Light 2 - Gold Pendulum lighting installation was on wide display. Photo by: Helene Binet
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  Can you spot the cluster of Ball Lights inside Italian footwear brand, Sergio Rossi's shop in Paris, France?
    Can you spot the cluster of Ball Lights inside Italian footwear brand, Sergio Rossi's shop in Paris, France?
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  A gang of Lit Lines strategically center a Baroque style room at the Nilufar Gallery in Milan, Italy.
    A gang of Lit Lines strategically center a Baroque style room at the Nilufar Gallery in Milan, Italy.
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  The designer, Michael Anastassiades. Photo by: Ben Murphy
    The designer, Michael Anastassiades. Photo by: Ben Murphy

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