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
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— NEW FOLK

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THE SHAPE OF LIGHT— ARK X GUBI

THE SHAPE OF LIGHT
— ARK X GUBI

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EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED— LOEWE FOUNDATION CRAFT PRIZE

EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED
— LOEWE FOUNDATION CRAFT PRIZE

Promoting modernisation of tradition within the realm of craft, the Loewe Foundation Craft Prize 2022 is now open for submissions. Ark Journal talked to Chairperson of the Jury, Anatxu Zabalbeascoa, about contemporary craft and it’s impact through the fifth edition of the award.

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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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