Established in 1962 in Merano, FLOS is an international company offering a range of products and systems in the residential and architectural lighting sector. Famous for solutions that are both creative and innovative, the company has a broad catalogue of iconic lighting products by celebrated designers including Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni, Philippe Starck, Antonio Citterio, Marcel Wanders, Konstantin Grcic, Jasper Morrison, Patricia Urquiola, Ron Gilad, Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec and many more.
FLOS has an ongoing commitment to research and innovation in lighting technology, combined with an extraordinary ability to identify new creative talents. FLOS has further demonstrated how a historic brand can look to the future without loosing sight of its tradition.
A Cypriot designer based in London, Michael Anastassiades studied Civil Engineering at the Imperial College of Science and Technology and Medicine in London. Having received his master’s degree in Industrial Design at Royal College of Art, the designer opened his first studio in 1994. Positioning himself between design and fine arts, the designer’s works aim to trigger dialogue, interaction and participation.
Though his objects look minimal, useful and even “ordinary,” they also hold an unexpected energy. Museum of Modern Art in New York, Victoria & Albert Museum in London, FRAC Centre in Orléans, and MAK in Vienna are some of the museums that display Anastassiades’ works in their permanent collection. Moreover, he often partakes in temporary exhibitions of the world’s most prestigious museums. Having collaborated with world-renowned,
leading manufacturers such as Flos, Puiforcat, Lobmeyr, and Svenskt Tenn, the designer opened a studio in his own name in 2007 and started to design his own products such as furniture, lighting, jewelry, and desktop objects. The studio aims to achieve timeless quality, individuality and eclecticism in its designs.