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Publication Date: 2014-02-01

Behind the Design

​Ideal Forms

Michael Anastassiades’ minimalist and purposeful designs subtly enhance the everyday objects that surround us.


As a child, Michael Anastassiades was always collecting stones in pursuit of the perfect shape. He also routinely handed relatives a pencil and paper and asked them to write or draw. “I liked gathering impressions,” Anastassiades says. “I still do, although now I’m absorbed by the way people participate in their immediate environment, so I’m inclined to just sit and observe.”

Anastassiades’ view of design as an interactive experience goes way beyond the theoretical. His birch cups record and playback messages, his clock/bedside table vibrates when its alarm goes off and his “anti-social” light dims when it hears voices. “Our objects are also our companions,” he says. “We depend upon them and we look to them for security, comfort and amusement.” - By Linda O’Keeffe

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