Duration: 7 March 2019 – 20 July 2019
Venues: NiMAC [Nicosia Municipal Art Centre, Associated with the Pierides Foundation]
Artists: Michael Anastassiades
Sponsors: Main Sponsor: FLOS / Partner in Innovation and Education: Bank of Cyprus
THINGS THAT GO TOGETHER
An exhibition by Michael Anastassiades
Opening Thursday, 7 March 2019
NiMAC [The Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre, Associated with the Pierides Foundation] and the Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education and Culture ofCyprus organise and present the first survey exhibition of Cypriot designer Michael Anastassiades.
‘Things that go together’ is an exhibition reflecting on the designer’s twelve-year practice to date; from his eponymous brand to his extensive studio collaborations with established manufacturers. The show presents Anastassiades’ design process through his research, his personal collection of objects and finished works from the studio archive.
Michael Anastassiades founded his studio in London in 1994. He trained as a civil engineer at London’s Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine before taking a masters degree in industrial design at the Royal College of Art. His work is featured in permanent collections at the Museum Of Modern Art in New York, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, the MAK in Vienna, the Crafts Council in London and the FRAC Centre in Orleans France. Recent solo exhibitions include ‘Reload the Current Page’, Point Centre for Contemporary Arts Nicosia, ‘Time And Again’ at the Geymüllerschl.ssel/MAK in Vienna, ‘Doings on Time and Light’, Rodeo Gallery, Istanbul, ‘To Be Perfectly Frank’ at Svenskt Tenn in Stockholm, ‘Kinetic Light 2 – Gold Pendulum’, Norfolk House music room at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, Cyprus Presidency at the European Parliament in Brussels Belgium, ‘13 Mobiles’, Atelier Jesper Brussels. Notably, his work has been commissioned by the A.G. Leventis Gallery, Nicosia with site-specific installations at the Hagia Sophia cathedral in London.
Anastassiades is a Royal Designer for Industry (RDI) at the Royal Society of Arts. He is involved in educational programmes at international institutions such as Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London and ECAL, Lausanne.
The studio has collaborated with various manufacturers including Flos, B&B Italia, Herman Miller, Cassina, Bang & Olufsen, Puiforcat, Fratelli Fantini SpA, Lobmeyr, Salvatori, Svenskt Tenn, Carl Auböck/Sigmar, Coedition and SCP. He has designed signature limited edition collections for Nilufar Gallery, Milan, Dansk Mobelkunst, Copenhagen and Taka Ishii Gallery, Japan.
NiMAC will be hosting a series of parallel events through the course of the exhibition, including guided tours, lectures, discussions, educational programmes, activities and workshops. In addition, a special publication will be launched in May 2019 by Apartamento Publishing S.L. Contributors will be Yiannis Toumazis, Director of Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre (NiMAC), Zoë Ryan, John H. Bryan Chair and Curator of Architecture and Design at the Art Institute of Chicago, Emily King, Design Writer and Curator, Elena Parpa, Writer, Researcher and Curator, Artist Mario García Torres, and the publication’s editor, Alessandro Rabottini, Curator and Artistic Director of Miart.
The exhibition is made possible by the generous sponsorship of its Main Partner FLOS and the support of the Bank of Cyprus, Partner in Innovation and Education.
With the support of E. Kyriakides Lighting Ltd.
MillerPuiforcat – Hermès Maison
Fratelli Fantini S.p.A.
Argo Capital Management Ltd
G. Charalambous Ltd.
Fratelli Fantini S.p.A.
Alfredo Salvatori Srl.
Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education and Culture of Cyprus
Puiforcat – Hermès Maison
Cassina Dansk Møbelkunst Gallery
Bang & Olufsen
Sigmar & Carl Auböck
Taka Ishii Gallery
Programme of Events
7 March – 20 July 2019
Thursday, 7 March 2019
20:00 Exhibition Opening
21:00 Opening Party
Guided Tours in Greek:
13, 27 March | 10, 24 April | 8, 22 May
19 June | 10, 17 July 2019
T: 22797400 (Mon-Fri 08:30–14:30)
For children aged 4-8 years
23 March | 6, 20 April | 4, 18 May
8, 22 June 2019
T: 22797400 (Mon-Fri 08:30–14:30)
Exhibition opening hours:
Tuesday – Saturday, 10:00–21:00
Designer Michael Anastassiades creates work by focusing on proportion, the honest use of materials, and the physical presence of an object. His creations are simple, utilitarian and almost mundane, yet full of unexpected vitality. The designer launched his studio in 1994 followed by his eponymous brand in 2007. In the years since, the company has produced a desired and unique collection of lighting, furniture, and objects. Anastassiades’ work is featured in permanent collection at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Crafts Council, London, The Arts Institute of Chicago, MAK, Vienna and the FRAC Centre in Orleans. He has designed products with leading manufacturers including FLOS, Herman Miller, SCP, Puiforcat, Carl Aubock, Svenskt Tenn, and Lobmeyr.
Selected solo exhibitions:13 Mobiles, Atelier Jesper, Brussels | Time and Again, Geymüllerchlössel, MAK, Vienna | To Be Perfectly Frank, Svenskt Tenn, Stockholm | Reload the current page, Point Centre for Contemporary Arts, Nicosia | Still Leben, Dansk Møbelkunst , Paris; Norfolk House Music Room at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; the Cyprus Presidency at the European Parliament, Brussels.
Selected group exhibitions: Design Museum, London | Lina Bo Bardi House, Sao Paolo | Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo | Rodeo Gallery, Istanbul | Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt | Machado Munoz Gallery, Madrid | Nilufar Gallery, Milan | ICA, London | MoMA, New York | ICA Geneva | Victoria & Albert Museum, London | Palazzo Durini, Milan.