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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CREATIVE CAST – PORTFOLIO

Cast architectural models inhabit the fine line between art and architecture. Welcomed into homes as if they are sculptures, these once functional objects exist somewhere between inconclusiveness and completeness, and reach into our unconscious to provoke a multitude of interpretations.

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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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