The Copycat lamp by Michael Anastassiades features a perfectly round, hand-blown glass light that glows beautifully as it is juxtaposed with a smaller sphere composed of aluminum that is available in glossy black as well as several metallic finishes including copper, polished aluminum, or 24K gold.
“Two spheres just touch each other. One small, in a precious material, placed under the ‘shadow’ of the large one, in illuminated glass.” – Michael Anastassiades
Michael Anastassiades founded his London design studio in 1994. 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. He is particularly renowned for his lighting products, which comprise 80% of his studio’s commissions. Shiny surfaces combined with simple geometric shapes like tubes, oblongs and spheres, articulate architectural spaces. 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. His work is featured in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the FRAC Centre in Orleans, France, and the V&A Museum and Crafts Council in London.