Cypriot-born yet London-based designer Michael Anastassiades joined the Mutina team in 2023 with the Fringe collection.
Michael Anastassiades’ practice encompasses product, spatial interventions and experimental works, often transcending the distinctions between different fields of creativity. His practice is characterised by a poetic yet rigorous interpretation of technology, materials and functions, drawing inspiration from different sources such as nature and archaic references of Cyprus, art and the history of modernism, personal memories and the everyday life.
“We met casually under different circumstances, without immediately thinking or talking about a specific project. It was more about building an understanding of what Mutina is as a brand and what my contribution could look like. It took a couple of years before we actually thought it was the right time to do something together, but in the end, the project became even better for the wait.”
In a career of more than 20 years, he conceived lights, furniture, and objects for companies such as Flos, B&B Italia, Herman Miller, Cassina, Molteni, Bang & Olufsen, Puiforcat, Fratelli Fantini, Gebrüder Thonet Vienna, Roda, Lobmeyr, Salvatori, Svenskt Tenn, Carl Auböck and Sigmar London, Coedition and SCP. His work is featured in permanent collections at the Museum Of Modern Art in New York, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, the MAK in Vienna, the Crafts Council in London, the FRAC Centre in Orleans France and The Saint Louis Art Museum.