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Overlap Pendant Lamp

c. 2018

by Michael Anastassiades
for Flos

Provid­ing soft, diffused light, Overlap pendant lamp by Michael Anas­tas­si­ades manages to amaze and amuse in equal measure. The fixture features two inter­lock­ing rings that inter­sect at right angles. The design makes use of an award-winning cocoon wrap­ping tech­nique that is native to Flos. The inter­nal struc­ture is comprised of white powder painted steel. You can see the rings try to push through the membrane, and yet, the space where the two inter­lock remains concealed – leaving it to your imag­i­na­tion. Avail­able in the models, S1 and the larger S2

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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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