It is conceived as a setting made of luminous elements assembled in multiple combinations, creating not only exquisite chandeliers but also precious jewelry that enhance the interior. We are talking about Arrangements, the latest creation by the London-based artist and designer Michael Anastassiades for Flos.
An artwork and modular lighting system at the same time, Arrangements enter with its engaging emotional allure the program of the Dubai Design Week events, presented in collaboration with Sven Mueller and his design studio SVENM, after the debut at the Euroluce event in Milan last April.
“I’ve always been fascinated by the parallelism that exists between light objects and jewels,” the artist explains. “Starting from the fact that they are both bound to the human sphere: one is designed to be worn on the body whereas the other is made to decorate the space someone occupies. I’m challenged in how the delicate nature of something small can be translated spatially and still manages to retain its preciousness in the way materials are presented.”
Arrangements consists of a dovetail joint closure system that allows the intersection of different elements: “Geometric light elements can be combined in different ways, creating multiple compositions into individual chandeliers. Each unit simply attaches to the previous one as if resting, balancing perfectly as a part of a glowing chain.”
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