Michael Anastassiades IC lights have the poetic grace and visionary design quality that characterises all his work.
This collection, for Italian manufacturer Flos, explores balance. "I came across an online video clip of a contact juggler. He was spinning a set of spheres, moving them around on his arms and edge of his fingers. And as I got mesmerised by the magic of his skill, suddenly the spheres looked perfectly still. I wanted to capture that exact moment."
IC refers to the Identification Code used by British Immigration to classify the country of origin of immigrants entering the UK. Therefore, with the design of this lamp, Anastassiades comments on the precarious equilibrium of identities, reflecting on the delicate balance inherent in one’s condition as a foreigner, in a life intent on not rolling away, just like a sphere on an inclined surface.
Anastassiades' designs originate from a philosophical but also poetic process. He aims to create objects that can produce a permanent value, at the frontier with artwork.
Available in either brushed brass or chrome. Opal layered blown glass diffuser. Dimmer switch on the power chord.
Bulb (included) : 1x 205W E27 (USA 1x 150W E27) HSGS.
- Diameter : 30 cm
- Height : 35 cm