23 September 2015 // Michèle van Vliet //Rotterdam
Recently I was discussing what I would do if I'd happen to win a huge amount of money right at this point in life. I thought of all the ways I could finally splurge on shopping, visiting the fanciest places on earth and buying the most beautiful houses but my final answer was that I wouldn't do anything too crazy with it and just upgrade the life I'm living now. Up until this morning, when I've revised my answer: I would buy every piece of lightning London-based designer Michael Anastassiades has ever designed. As one of my favorite movie quotations is "I love lamp" – oh, how I love lamp... Words can't even describe.
Michael Anastassiades is a London-based designer who first studied to become a civil engineer, before taking a masters degree in industrial design. As his website states he creates "objects that are minimal, utilitarian and almost mundane, yet full of vitality one might not expect". His designs are part of the permanent collections at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London to name a few and are the perfect example of a crossover of fine art and design. Anastassiades' lightning is mostly made from plated brass and forms a stunning combination of geometrical shapes and lines, which makes is look luxurious and cool at the same time. Due to the minimalist and simple design it would suit almost every interior – but especially mine, so please send your good vibes my way next time I'm buying a lottery ticket.