Sculptural pieces at ECC
In 1962, the same year the company was established, Flos produced several lamps that were to become classics. Designed by Achille and Piergiacomo Castiglioni, the Arco, ‘Relemme’, ‘Toio’ and ‘Taccia’ are all still in production today.
Characterised by their dedication to high-quality design and production, Flos continues to create remarkable pieces – beautiful designs destined to become classics. The company works with a number of designers, including the London-based, Cyprus-born Michael Anastassiades, who is celebrated for his pure, sculptural lighting forms.
Recently arrived at ECC, ‘Arrangements’ by Michael Anastassiades for Flos beautifully demonstrates the designer’s balance between artistry and technicality. Deceptively simple, yet meticulously detailed, the work betrays his training as a civil engineer and industrial designer.
“I’ve always been fascinated with the parallel that exists between lighting and jewellery,” says Anastassiades. “How each piece relates to human scale: one is designed to be worn on the body, whereas the other is made to decorate the space someone occupies. I’m challenged in how the delicate nature of something small can be translated spatially and still manage to retain its preciousness in the way materials are presented.”
Above ‘Arrangements’ by Michael Anastassiades for Flos demonstrates the designer’s fascination with the parallels between lighting and jewellery.