COORDINATES ARGENT by Michael Anastassiades for Flos
“My work stems from an idea of subtraction. An object stripped and brought back to its bare essentiality is the ultimate, definitive expression of beauty.”
These are the words that designer Michael Anastassiades uses to describe the creative process that led him to create the String Lights and Coordinates families of lamps, which Flos has presented in new colour finishes for Milan Design Week 2021. String Lights and Coordinates represent the perfect synthesis of the poetic minimalism of the Cypriot designer active with his studio in London. With String Lights and Coordinates, Anastassiades has drawn on pure and original shapes, both simple and sophisticated, now enhanced by new nuances. The new finishes add contemporary notes to the timeless elegance that distinguishes the Anastassiades’ creations from the beginning.
Originally available in an anodized champagne version, Coordinates is enriched with the Argent finish, a nuance with a metallic brilliance conceived to activate ancestral memories related to the night and the moon.
Through Coordinates and its family, Anastassiades has brought poetry into Cartesian minimalism at the basis of this essential and scenographic lighting system. The lamp, originally designed as a custom-made solution for the main dining room of the Four Seasons restaurant in New York, consists of a set of infinitely repeatable modules composed of grids of horizontal and vertical light bars suitable for any size and height setting. The family consists of four chandelier models of different shapes and sizes, three versions of ceiling fixtures in two lengths, a floor lamp and the latest Coordinates Wall, also available in two versions.