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Jack Book­case

c. 2018

by Michael Anastassiades
for B&B Italia

Jack Book­case

by Michael Anastassiades
for  B&B Italia

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The Jack book­case, a modular system created for B&B Italia by Michael Anas­tas­si­ades, show­cases the design­er’s exper­tise in working with light. Anas­tas­si­ades has trans­formed a classic 1950s room center book­case into a modern, clean, and archi­tec­turally designed comple­ment. The book­case’s tech­no­log­i­cal perfec­tion is evident in its ability to hide engi­neered supports inside the rounded verti­cal elements made of extruded aluminum, includ­ing those for the lami­nated shelves. The floor-ceiling tele­scopic adjust­ment system is exclu­sive and entirely invisible.

The Jack book­case is avail­able in 14 heights, ranging from 86 – 1/2″ to 127 – 1/2″, and includes all measure­ments in-between, while the shelves come in two lengths, 29 – 1/2″ and 35 – 1/2,“ both 12” deep. For a single-color solu­tion, the book­case offers two finishes for the verti­cal elements and shelves, matte chalk white and black.


Michael Anastassiades


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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