IC Light, Floor
The IC Light floor lamp is available in two sizes – each version features a chrome or brass finished steel frame with a blown glass opal diffuser. The lamp’s power cord measures 94” length and sports an in-line dimmer switch. The F1 version takes a single 75 watt G9 clear halogen bulb; the F2 version takes a single 150 watt T10 medium frosted halogen bulb.
Anastassiades’ IC Lights collection is very much about balance – perhaps, more importantly, the illusion thereof. Each version – floor, suspension, table, ceiling/wall – features opal glass orbs seemingly perched precariously on narrow cylindrical rods wildly defying everything one intellectually grasps about physics. After watching a video clip of a contact juggler, designer Michael Anastassiades was inspired by the skill it took to spin and move the set of spheres around the juggler’s body. His starting point was to capture the moment where the spheres seemed to freeze in place on the juggler’s arms and the edge of his fingers, thus was born the IC collection.
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.
Either version of the IC Lights floor lamp typically ships within two weeks.