IC WALL/CEILING LIGHT BY MICHAEL ANASTASSIADES FOR FLOS WL181
Michael Anastassiades was schooled in industrial design and engineering at London's Royal College of Art and Imperial College. The Cypriot-born designer's lighting, mirrors, and tabletop objects reside between industrial design, sculpture and decorative art. Deceptively simple, yet meticulously detailed, they betray his training as a civil engineer and industrial designer.
Anastassiades founded his London design studio in 1994 and since then has been increasingly working with some of the world's leading architects. His lights can be seen in hotels, restaurants and stores worldwide. He often chooses reflective materials, such as mirrored glass and polished bronze, that appear to dematerialize his objects, to float independently, interacting with the space surrounding them.
IC Light by Flos: well-balanced design.
The stylish light for wall or ceiling Flos IC Light is a symbol for balance and dynamism. The spherical diffuser from opaline glass seems to balance on the steel structure in brushed brass or in chrome. At the same time, the Flos IC Light diffuses pleasant light into the room. Michael Anastassiades was inspired by jugglers who roll a ball on their bodies. He translated this great art of combined balance and dynamics into the IC Lights by Flos.
FLOS was founded in 1962. The very same year they began producing a number of lamps that were to become classics in Italian industrial design. These first lamps were Arco, Relemme, Toio and Taccia all designed by Achille and Piergiacomo Castiglioni. As a tangible proof of their timeless design and technical excellence, these lamps continue to be produced today.
From the very outset, FLOS has been characterized by its high-quality approach to lamp design and production. Many of the numerous lamps designed for the company, first by Achille and Piergiacomo, are undoubtedly some of the best-known and most successful products of industrial design. They have won awards and historical critical accolades, and are included in all the most important collections and design museums around the world