Dimensions

Height 29.85 cm
Weight 3.6 kg
Diffuser diameter 30 cm
Sphere diameter 9.8 cm

Materials

Diffuser material Blown glass
Sphere finish 24K Polished Gold
Sphere material Aluminium

Specification

Bulbs included Yes, not replaceable
Colour temperature 2700 K
Dimmable Yes
Dimmer included Yes
Ip rating IP20
Light source Integrated 1 COB LED 900lm total CRI83
Max wattage 16 W
Suitable for contract use Yes
Suitable for outdoor use No
Voltage 100 - 240 / 24 V
Year 2015

Table lighting fixture comprising an aluminium sphere machined from solid and then gold-coated with 24 K gold.

Blown glass opal diffuser. LED light source with dimmer switch on the power cable.


Michael Anastassiades

Michael Anastassiades founded his London design studio in 1994.

Schooled in industrial design and engineering at London's Royal College of Art and Imperial College – the Cypriot-born designer's lighting, mirrors, and tabletop objects reside between industrial design, sculpture and decorative art. Deceptively simple, yet meticulously detailed, they betray his training as a civil engineer and industrial designer.

Anastassiades is particularly renowned for his lighting products, which comprise 80% of his studio's commissions. Shiny surfaces combined with simple geometric shapes like tubes, oblongs and spheres, articulate architectural spaces. He often chooses reflective materials – such as mirrored glass and polished bronze – that appear to dematerialise his objects, to float independently, interacting with the space surrounding them.

Since collaborating with the architectural firm Studio Mumbai (2006), Anastassiades is increasingly working with some of the world's leading architects – including David Chipperfield and John Pawson – and interior designers such as Studio Ilse. His lights can be seen in hotels, restaurants and stores worldwide – including the Grand Hotel Stockholm, Soho House New York and the Sergio Rossi boutiques worldwide.

Besides being commissioned and collected by private patrons and clients all over the world – Anastassiades has worked with many world renowned cutting-edge designers and prestigious manufacturers, including Hussein Chalayan (1997-8) Swarovski Crystal Palace (2004), Lobmeyer (2012) and Svenskt Tenn (2013). This year, he will be launching two 'families' of lights for Flos.

Featured in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the FRAC Centre in Orleans, France, and the V&A Museum and Crafts Council in London, his designs have also been showcased at world-renowned galleries and arts organisations including London's Institute of Contemporary Arts, the Design Museum, Somerset House and Sotheby's; and Mitterand + Cramer in Geneva. Represented by the Nilufar Gallery in Milan – this follows the gallery's commission to create the ‘Lit Lines’ series of lights (exhibited at Palazzo Durini in 2011) and the ‘Tree in the Moonlight’ lamp which formed part of their Unlimited Collection (2012) .


For over fifty years we have been crafting objects of light and spreading brightness on generations of dreams