Michael Anastassiades was schooled in industrial design and engineering at Londons Royal College of Art and Imperial College. The Cypriot-born designers lighting, mirrors, and tabletop objects reside between industrial design, sculpture and decorative art. Deceptively simple, yet meticulously detailed, they betray his training as a civil engineer and industrial designer.
Anastassiades founded his London design studio in 1994 and since then has been increasingly working with some of the worlds leading architects. His lights can be seen in hotels, restaurants and stores worldwide. He often chooses reflective materials, such as mirrored glass and polished bronze, that appear to dematerialize his objects, to float independently, interacting with the space surrounding them.