London based Cypriot designer, Michael Anastassiades is coming to Design Joburg!
Design Joburg featuring Rooms on View presented by Sanlam Private Wealth 2019 presents MICHAEL ANASTASSIADES.
This year Design Joburg has teamed up with SA Tourism to bring London based Cypriot designer Michael Anastassiades to the show as part of the line-up of speakers within the KOHLER Theatre.
This three-day knowledge platform is set to provide an opportunity to engage in enriched learning and stimulating talks set within an inspiring auditorium space. The Theatre has been designed by none other than the show’s Creative Directors Philippe van der Merwe and Greg Gamble, of Tonic fame, in partnership with Belgotex Carpets.
There’s a common language that permeates Anastassiades’ anthology of products: restraint. His award winning luminaires, furniture and accessories all reveal the designer’s bent for simplicity, elegance and geometry. Both poetic and intelligent, his lights have won multiple awards, while Anastassiades has worked with the very best names in the design world including FLOS, Cassina, David Chipperfield and John Pawson to name a few. It’s perhaps his ability to walk the line between form and function, utility and fine art that makes him one of contemporary design’s most sought after creative forces.
Fuelled by his quest to unpack contemporary notions of culture and aesthetics through a minimally inclined mix of product, furniture and environmental design, Anastassiades is poised to share his wealth of hard earned design knowledge with visitors on Friday 24 May 2019 as the show opens its doors at the Sandton Convention Centre.
In addition to this, an alluring line up of South African and continental design thinkers and leaders will take their place on stage over the course of the weekend, ending on Sunday May 26, 2019.