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Flutz Chair

c. 2022

by Michael Anastassiades
for Cassina

Flutz Chair

by Michael Anastassiades
for  Cassina

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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.

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Michael Anastassiades

Cyprus

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.

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