Social Togetherness: Michael Anastassiades in Conversation

On April 11, 2020 · 0 Comments

Social Togetherness – twentytwentyone are honoured to work with wonderfully creative designers, makers and manufacturers from all over the world. We’re staying in touch and sharing our conversations.

Michael Anastassiades; Where’s home for you?

I live on a small market street behind Waterloo station. It is a terraced house with a shop on the ground floor. For years this was also my studio and where I started my brand of lighting until there was no more space to host everyone and moved my team over to Camden. As a designer, it is impossible to separate work from my personal life. I carry my ideas wherever I go.

What are the highlights of your home-working day?
My daily routine starts with my Yoga practice which I have managed to rediscover after the lockdown. I used to teach yoga for 15 years before starting my brand. I touch base with my team only twice a day and I can now have more time sketching. It is also great to eat well and live only on home cooking.
What creative pursuits are you doing now that you ordinarily wouldn’t manage?

Times like these encourage you to reflect on your role as a creative. It is not a particularly new process for me as I have always questioned my practice.

What positive change might come from Covid-19?

We need to practice more from a place of generosity rather than from a place of greed.
Any interesting projects, exhibitions or launches for later this year that you can share?

We have missed a year of Salone del Mobile, so the next one in April 2021 will be something to really look forward to. It is a year ahead to allow enough time for the world to heal.

Thank you to Michael for taking the time to talk to us, our Social Togetherness series continues next week.


Lighter Prices newsletter

On October 13, 2017 · 0 Comments

Lighthouse table lamp by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec for Established & SonsAs announced in our latest newsletter, our seasonal lighting promotion is imminent.

Lighter Prices coincides with the clocks going back, marking the end of British Summer Time. To fend off the winter blues, we are offering 15% off orders of selected classic and contemporary lighting from 14th October to 5th November.

We also have a host of new lighting designs in-store and online to inspire you, from dramatic contemporary chandeliers and iconic modernist floor lights….

Michael Anastassiades Mobile Chandelier 11Parliament floor light by Le Corbusier for Nemo Lighting

… to playful portable rechargeable lights in a variety of hues and classic table lamps with a distinguished design pedigree…

Bicoca rechargeable light by Christophe Mathieu for MarsetPaul Smith edition Type 75 task light for Anglepoise… and much more besides.

You can view the newsletter and our round-up of the latest designs to arrive in-store and online here.

Poul Henningsen PH5 Mini pendant light for Louis PoulsenAnd for further inspiration, view the full array of lighting designs presented on our website.

To ensure you receive first notice of this and all our other sale events, subscribe to our newsletter here.

The Modern House and Michael Anastassiades: Tube chandelier offer

On September 29, 2017 · 0 Comments

Tube Chandelier by Michael Anastassaidestwentytwentyone is delighted to announce we have partnered with Michael Anastassiades and The Modern House to offer an exclusive discount of 10% on the Tube chandelier.

This pendant light with sculptural presence offers a contemporary reinterpretation of the traditional chandelier, featuring three slender tubular LED elements held within a minimal framework.

Tube Chandelier by Michael AnastassaidesYou can see the Tube chandelier in the context of the designer’s own home, as profiled on The Modern House Journal.

“The Tube chandelier was the first piece I ever designed,” says Anastassiades, “and came about because I couldn’t find the right light for the double-height space and decided to create something myself.”

Lighting designer Michael AnastassiadesIn order to benefit from the 10% discount, simply subscribe to The Modern House newsletter here.

Full details will be announced in their October issue.

Tube Chandelier by Michael Anastassiades

London Design Festival: Edit ’17

On August 31, 2017 · 0 Comments

Edit '17 for London Design Festival 2017

For this year’s London Design Festivaltwentytwentyone hosts an exhibition of classic and contemporary designs that reflect a creative mix of materials, construction and form.

Edit ’17 explores the use of the essential raw materials of wood, metal and glass, and their treatment and amalgamation. Each work has been selected on its individual strength and represents a distinct approach to material use, structure and form.

The exhibition marks the UK launch of new designs by Michael Anastassiades and Richard Woods/Sebastian Wrong alongside relaunched historical designs by Robin Day and Friso Kramer/Wim Rietveld.

While diverse in design, the works displayed are unified by a desire to create enduring and individual furniture and lighting.

Edit 17 will be on show at the River Street showroom 20th – 24th September as part of the Islington Design District.

Day for Flowers exhibition

On May 4, 2017 · 0 Comments

Day for Flowers exhibition

In Lucienne Day‘s centenary year, twentytwentyone is celebrating her contributions to design with Day for Flowers, a collaborative exhibition that also marks the relaunch of one of Lucienne Day’s designs: the Flower Brick.

Flowers and plants were a key source of inspiration in Lucienne Day’s life and work. She was a passionate gardener and abstracted plant and flower forms appear throughout her work.

Lucienne Day

The flower brick has its origins in the decorative Delftware produced during the 18th century to hold ornate floral displays. In 1966 Lucienne Day reinterpreted this historic genre in a collection of distinctive contemporary designs that were produced in England by Bristol Potteries.

twentytwentyone has collaborated with 1882 Ltd and the Robin and Lucienne Day Foundation to bring the Lucienne Day Flower Brick back into production, with a celebratory limited edition of 100.

Lucienne Day Flower Bricks

To mark the reissue of Day’s design we have invited ten creative individuals from the worlds of fashion, design, interiors, architecture and journalism to design a floral display using a Flower Brick.

Designers and creatives taking part in Day for Flowers exhibition

We are delighted to have the participation of Michael AnastassiadesBarber & OsgerbyPaula DayMax FraserSuzy HoodlessMargaret HowellPhilippe MalouinAlex MowatNikki Tibbles and Faye Toogood.

The ten arrangements they design will be displayed at our River Street showroom, providing a dramatic and inspiring summer show of floral creations – and a fitting tribute to Lucienne Day.

Day for Flowers is hosted in association with 1882 Ltd and The Robin and Lucienne Day Foundation.

It will run from Wednesday 21st to Saturday 24th June.

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