Born in Cyprus, Michael Anastassiades originally graduated as a civil engineer, and founded his own studio in 1994, which created the interior decoration brand under his name in 2007. The works of Anastassiades balance on the border of industrial design and sculpture, often incorporating the surrounding space into the work of art itself. His geometric lamps, mirrors and accessories seem afloat in the space owing to the conscious use of light and shadow, shiny and matte materials, as well as reflective surfaces, and look more like works of plastic art rather than functional objects of use. Due to his individual approach, his uncompromising attitude in terms of quality, and his delicate minimalism, Anastassiades today works with architects like David Chipperfield or John Pawson, and cooperates with brands like Flos or Herman Miller. His works are on permanent display in the Museum of Modern Art, V&A, MAK Vienna and a number of other museums.
October 5, 10, 12.
The Budapest founded international event design studio gives an insight into the creative processes that make an event a special and memorable experience. Visitors can get acquainted with the company's integrated design solutions and in house developed equipments, as well as track how some of their major projects have been implemented.
Registration (30 guests by tour): meetourmind.eventbrite.com
How did yacht pyjamas make it into the wardrobe of the women of Pest? What was the favourite outfit of Flóra Dessewffy, a revue dancer who also had shows in Shanghai? How was Van Cleef & Arpels inspired by the Chinese coolie hat? Walking tour with the curator of the exhibition entitled Sanghay – Shanghai: Parallel Diversities Between East and West and dress historian Csilla Kollár. The guided tour will be complemented by a jewellery-making workshop, a must for the lovers of Art Deco.
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