Michael Anastassiades for Herman Miller | ITSLIQUID

Michael Anastassiades for Herman Miller

Design | October 3, 2016 |

Image courtesy by Michael Anastassiades

Michael Anastassiades for Herman Miller

London-based designer Michael Anastassiades has debuted his first range of furniture for US company Herman Miller, in an installation themed around a 1915 painting. Anastassiades, who is best known for his sculptural lighting, unveiled his first collection of stools alongside a range of tables and huge versions of his mobile-style lights at the Herman Miller showroom in Milan Design Week 2016.

 

The Double Dream of Spring product exhibition by Michael Anastassiades for Herman MillerImage courtesy by Michael Anastassiades

 

The stools consist of matching round seats and bases, with the smallest version designed to double up as a side table or dining seat. The tallest is for bar seating, while the mid-height is for counters. Each has one solid round wooden leg and a second leg made from brass with a cross bar. Anastassiades said that he had wanted to create furniture that was almost timeless, to reflect Herman Miller’s existing range of classic products by designers like Charles and Ray Eames. “I don’t think it’s an element of nostalgia, but it’s more about the quality of those pieces that has made them survive time,” he said. “I was interested in those qualities and stripping the product to its bare essentials to the point that what remains is really the essence of an object, rather than trying to load the product with information.”

 

The Double Dream of Spring product exhibition by Michael Anastassiades for Herman MillerImage courtesy by Michael Anastassiades

 

Called The Double Dream of Spring, a reference to a 1915 painting by 20th century Italian metaphysical artist Giorgio de Chirico, the installation is housed in a grey room at the front of Herman Miller’s space, on Corso Garibaldi. Cypriot-born Anastassiades started his London studio in 1994 after studying Indsutrial Deisgn at the city’s Royal College of Art. He launched own London-based lighting brand in 2007, and has since only collaborated with a small number of large design companies like Flos. His first ever commercial furniture piece – a two-seat sofa – was launched last year by London design brand SCP to mark its 30th anniversary. But the range for Herman Miller marks his first venture into mass-produced furniture.

 

more. michaelanastassiades.com

Are you an artist, architect, designer? Would you like to be featured on ITSLIQUID platform? Send an e-mail to info@itsliquid.com or fill the form below

RELATED POSTS


Butterfly Seats for Single-Aisle

Design | July 3, 2020

Butterfly is a flexible seating solution that allows instant transformation between premium economy/regional business class, and long-haul flatbed suites. It gives airlines the flexibility to adjust cabin configuration based on real time demand for each flight, allowing them to make the most efficient use of precious cabin space while maximizing passenger appeal. This innovative concept has won the prestigious Crystal Cabin Award, IATA's Passenger Innovation Award, and was selected into the first season of Airbus Bizlab accelerator. Read more


Vello Vinn: Interreflections

Art | July 3, 2020

The Kumu Art Museum hosts the exhibition Vello Vinn: Interreflections. The largest ever retrospective of the works of one of the most original Estonian graphic artists showcases the versatility and integrity of his oeuvre, displaying the imaginative imagery in Vinn’s prints, bookplates, illustrations and poster designs. The exhibition includes works by six younger artists who interact with Vello Vinn’s oeuvre through the means contemporary art. Read more


CALL FOR ARTISTS: CANVAS |…

Calls | June 30, 2020

CANVAS is an International Art Fair that will present collective and solo projects by leading and emerging international artists. ITSLIQUID Group, with an experience of more than 250 art exhibitions all around the world and twelve editions of international fairs, is proud to announce the debut of CANVAS - International Art Fair that will represent a forum for direct exchange of ideas and contacts between collectors, artists, photographers, designers and art professionals, featuring paintings, sculptures, photography art, installations, video art and live performance. Read more


Raffles City Chongqing by Safdie…

Architecture | June 30, 2020

“While centuries old, Chongqing is now experiencing rapid growth and regeneration that demands thoughtful solutions to increased density and mega-scale projects." Read more


Sign up for our Newsletter.

Enter your email to receive our latest updates!