Looking at the work of Michael Anastassiades never fails to enthuse us. The man makes the loveliest of lamps for Flos and then some under his own name. This year, he designed a collection of marble tables for the Italian Salvatori. Again, beautiful. Brand new is this series of lamps in claret called Floor Composition. He once again defies the laws of gravity, but does so with the sophistication of a sculptor. www.michaelanastassiades.com
You know that magical feeling – when kids draw something and by a stroke of genius they capture the essence of what they want to express …? Not a perfect representation but, because of its imperfections, so powerful, truthful and pure, and therefore perhaps even more perfect than perfection can be. It might seem odd, comparing the work of Formafantasma with child’s play. But there’s an inherent playfulness in the duo’s recent light objects. For Flos, Formafantasma designed Blush and WireRing – two objects that make light, colour and shadow dance in the joyful ballet that is rarely captured when designed. The carefully orchestrated choreographies reveal the hand of masters that truly understand ‘design’ – not just as a language, but as literature. Likewise, the duo illustrates their profound understanding of ‘play’ in their collection of experiments and gallery one-offs presented at Spazio Krizia during this year’s edition of the Salone del Mobile in Milan. www.formafantasma.com (read on and see the images on Immsider Magazine)
IMM Cologne is one of the larger international interior design trade fairs. On show at this fair is furniture for the trends of the coming season and beyond. Presented, by 1,200 exhibitors from 50 countries, are current colours, shapes and materials which will reach stores next year. This year IMM Cologne will be open on 15.01.18-21.01.2018.