The IC collection's minimalist art deco suspension fixtures consist of a blown glass sphere delicately placed on a thin metal frame with sharp angles. Michael Anastassiades was inspired by a juggling show during which the dexterity of the juggling artist had fascinated him.
Michael Anastassiades, a Cypriot expatriate in London, was intrigued by the code system that the English police use in their reports and wanted to amuse himself by hijacking the initials IC, usually used to define the types of people stopped.
IC S1 – Brass
IC S2 – Brass
IC S1 – Chrome
IC S2 – Chrome
IC S1 – Black
IC S2 – Black
Michael Anastassiades joined his design agency in London in 1994. The Cypriot-born designer studied industrial design and engineering at the Royal College of Arts and Imperial College London. Its lamps, mirrors and other products range between industrial design, sculpture and decorative arts. Deceptively simple, his works are meticulously done and inspired by his studies of civil engineering and industrial design.
Anastassiades is particularly famous for its lighting fixtures, which represent 80% of the projects entrusted to its agency. Sparkling surfaces mingle with simple geometric shapes such as tubes, oblong and spherical shapes, to articulate architectural spaces. The designer has often chosen to use reflective materials such as glass and bronze that float independently and interact with the surrounding space.