Flutz is an oxymoron of materials inspired by the precise, flawless, and elegant movement of figure skating by Michael Anastassiades. The chair is the perfect fusion of a rigid, geometric structure and soft, inviting seating with armrests from aluminum sheets and a comfortable upholstered seat. Notably, the seat appears suspended thanks to the invisible blate connected by crosspieces.
The seat’s cushion is upholstered in removable leather or fabric. Flutz ensures sturdy yet comfortable support, with the shell wrapped in soft padding and encased in recycled PET batting. Based on the work carried out by Cassina LAB, with an eye to circularity, the various parts were designed to be disassembled and recycled at the end of the chair’s life cycle. This includes the upholstery, which can be separated from the encased padding thanks to an internal zipper, and the metal structure with a matte finish, available in three dramatic colors: aluminum with powder-coat finish in anthracite or black, or natural anodized.
Comfortable and elegant, Flutz pairs perfectly with the Ordinal table, also by the Cyprian designer, rounding out his line of dining products.
Born in Cyprus, London-based designer Michael Anastassiades is known for creating furniture, lighting, and accessories that merge stark forms with interesting, eye-catching details. His popular lighting designs often incorporate simple shapes like cylinders, spheres, and tubes elevated by the addition of mirrors, crystal, and polished metal. His work is fundamentally clean-lined, functional, and easy to comprehend, making it suitable for countless interior arrangements. At the same time, his designs’ beautiful lines and clever compositions make them stand out as works of art. Products like his IC Lights collection for FLOS, inspired by the movement of a contact juggler, demonstrate Anastassiades’s ability to create exceptional designs from the most seemingly simple foundations.
After studying civil engineering and industrial design in London, Anastassiades launched his eponymous studio in 1994. Since then, he’s collaborated with leading design houses, such as FLOS, Lobmeyr, Svenskt Tenn, and Herman Miller, as well as cultural tastemakers across the artistic spectrum, such as fashion designer Hussein Chalayan, Paris boutique Colette, architects David Chipperfield and John Pawson, and interior design firm Studio Isle. In 2007, he established Michael Anastassiades Ltd. to produce his own signature pieces.