Parallel Structure Table
for B&B Italia
The Parallel Structure Table, designed by Michael Anastassiades for B&B Italia, showcases a minimalist and essential design concept. It consists of two imposing aluminum bars connected by side supports, forming a visually striking object. The pursuit of extreme simplicity is complemented by innovative technical solutions, exemplifying the table’s design philosophy.
Attention to detail is evident in the precise joins, the balance between clean lines and structural elements, and the harmonious integration of different materials. The legs are crafted from solid wood, while the side supports elegantly connect the colored aluminum bars. The collection offers two table sizes and tops in various materials, including Canaletto walnut and four variants of oak: light, grey, black, and smoked.
Experience the captivating allure of the Parallel Structure table, where form and function harmonize in perfect balance.
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.