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String Lights, Cone

c. 2014

by Michael Anastassiades
for Flos

The concept of the String Lights Cone by Michael Anas­tas­si­ades is so profoundly simple, instead of trying to figure out how to hide cables and wires, the designer has created an oppor­tu­nity to cele­brate these aspects of the design to create visu­ally engag­ing cable instal­la­tions” that are remi­nis­cent of the lines one would create with an Etch-A-Sketch.

You start by envi­sion­ing the type of light­ing instal­la­tion you want to create and deter­mine the number of linear feet of cable you will need – a choice of two lengths of Kevlar rein­forced coaxial cable are avail­able – 39.3′ or 72.2′. The diffuser is a cone that is composed of matte black varnished die-cast aluminum and opal poly­car­bon­ate. The power supply is avail­able as wall or ceiling mount (hard wired) as well as the option of a floor power supply (plug in). The ceiling/​wall canopy version can supply power for two lamps with 3-way out for cables. The floor version can supply power for two lamps with 2-way out for cables. To add an addi­tional fixture to your hard wired or plug in instal­la­tion select none” and your length of cable in the drop down menu. All diffusers feature Soft Touch tech­nol­ogy allow­ing the user with a simple touch to turn the lights on or off. Extra cable can also be purchased sepa­rately to supple­ment the stan­dard String Lights installation kits.

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Michael Anastassiades

Cyprus (1967)

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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