HOME AS A PASSAGE OF TIME
– MICHAEL ANASTASSIADES

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Best known for lights, Michael Anastassiades lives in a pared-back, deeply considered manner, a way of life reduced to its essence. Anastassiades has long been a huge fan of the Danish movement and it’s a strong reference in his work. That the Danish modern designers were able to come up with a completely new idiom to suit their contemporary way of life at the same time as referencing layers of history, is what makes their work so appealing, and ultimately timeless, he says.

“LOOKING AT DESIGN THROUGH THE TIMES, THIS NEGOTIATION THAT THE DESIGNER HAS ALWAYS HAD WITH SOCIETY AND THE VALUES THAT DEFINE SOCIETY HAS BEEN VERY IMPORTANT IN THE END RESULT.”

In Ark Journal VOL IV we visit Anastassiades in his London home for a discussion about his collaboration with classic furniture specialist Dansk Møbelkunst.

WORDS Jeni Porter
PHOTOGRAPHY Alexandros Pissourios
CASE STUDY— PERIOD PIECES DESIGN

CASE STUDY
— PERIOD PIECES DESIGN

In the unique surroundings of the house created by Danish sculptor Rikard Axel Poulsen (1887-1972) furniture, lighting and homewares by contemporary designers exhibit their serene poise, the avant-garde flanked by the archaic to create layers of history.

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CULTIVATING PATINA

CULTIVATING PATINA

How to create a newly built house that feels comfortably familiar and as burnished as the well-loved objects that move with the owners? Designer Elisabeth Snejbjerg and former architect now photographer Mikael Bonde after 25 years in Copenhagen moved to the country near Aarhus to a house they designed and built among trees.

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BACKYARD REFUGE

BACKYARD REFUGE

Small but perfectly matched, two residences in a courtyard are reduced to the essentials using quality materials and maximum light to create welcoming tranquillity.

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HOME AS A PASSAGE OF TIME
– MICHAEL ANASTASSIADES

Home

Best known for lights, Michael Anastassiades lives in a pared-back, deeply considered manner, a way of life reduced to its essence. Anastassiades has long been a huge fan of the Danish movement and it’s a strong reference in his work. That the Danish modern designers were able to come up with a completely new idiom to suit their contemporary way of life at the same time as referencing layers of history, is what makes their work so appealing, and ultimately timeless, he says.

“LOOKING AT DESIGN THROUGH THE TIMES, THIS NEGOTIATION THAT THE DESIGNER HAS ALWAYS HAD WITH SOCIETY AND THE VALUES THAT DEFINE SOCIETY HAS BEEN VERY IMPORTANT IN THE END RESULT.”

In Ark Journal VOL IV we visit Anastassiades in his London home for a discussion about his collaboration with classic furniture specialist Dansk Møbelkunst.

WORDS Jeni Porter
PHOTOGRAPHY Alexandros Pissourios
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