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Ordinal Table

c. 2018

by Michael Anastassiades
for Cassina

Ordinal Table

by Michael Anastassiades
for  Cassina

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Renowned designer Michael Anas­tas­si­ades and world-class manu­fac­turer Cassina have collab­o­rated to present a collec­tion of dining tables, both contem­po­rary and sculp­tural, where the designer’s exper­tise in metal­work comes together with Cassina’s crafts skills and excel­lence in carpen­try work. This clean-cut, essen­tial design consists of a slender table-top fitted onto super-slim legs, in wood, marble, or anodized or painted aluminum. Set at the very end of the table-top, and diag­o­nally to it, the legs afford extra space to the guests. 

The collec­tion includes two square tables as well as one oval option with a lacquered or veneer top and a solid wood trim. There are also three rectan­gu­lar versions, one of which is in solid wood. The latter includes a concealed metal mech­a­nism designed to counter the tensions and move­ments of the wood over time. The models with veneered tops have precious edges in solid wood.


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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