This week's 'Inspired By' is coming to you on a Sunday night, just before the new week is about to begin we take one last breath of weekend freedom and prepare for the coming week. What better way to do so than with a bit of fresh inspiration?
Michael began his studio in 1994 so by 'fresh' in no way do we mean that he is new to the world of design, though this may be an introduction to his work for some of you. Born in Cyprus he currently lives and works in London.
Below we take a look at some our favorites of his hand crafted products, not that it is easy to choose by any means!
The Captain lights were designed for Flos to be a multi-purpose free-standing lamp with a rotating head for reading or directional lighting. Brass and career marble or anthracite vanish with black marble are the two color way selections available, aptly suited for a multiplicity of interior spaces.
'AMA' was created as a tribute to the pearl diving mermaids of Japan who spent centuries free diving in search of oysters along the ocean bed. This chandelier was another design for Flos.
This family of IC Lights, also for Flos, is a favorite lighting design, period. The thin, elegant metal tubing that suspends a perfect sphere is really quite intriguing. The series includes a table lamp, floor lamp, sconce and pendant.
One of his newer creations, Copycat is a table lamp composed of a hand blown glass globe and a solid metal aluminum sphere.
“A simple shelf, suspended by a strap, seems to be in perfect balance, supporting the acrobatic equilibrium between the objects at each end. Both elements hug the wall with a precision reminiscent of impeccably wrought architect drawings.”
The triangular Tube chandler can be made in custom lengths to your specifications in satin brass or black patinated stainless steel.