The Double Dream of Spring: Michael Anastassiades for Herman Miller | #MILANTRACE2016
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The Double Dream of Spring: Michael Anastassiades for Herman Miller | #MILANTRACE2016The Double Dream of Spring: Michael Anastassiades for Herman Miller | #MILANTRACE2016

The Double Dream of Spring: Michael Anastassiades for Herman Miller | #MILANTRACE2016
Installation view: The Double Dream of Spring by Michael Anastassiades for Herman Miller. Images courtesy of Herman Miller.

The Double Dream of Spring: Michael Anastassiades for Herman Miller | #MILANTRACE2016
Spot stools and Stasis tables in walnut and white oak created exclusively by Michael Anastassiades for Herman Miller collection. Image courtesy of Herman Miller.

 

I don’t you know about you, but I definitely consider myself a bit of a Michael Anastassiades groupie. (I know, join the queue – right?). The Cyprus-born, London-based designer has been able to consistently achieve awe-inspiring, pure, minimalist-but-warm products and installations, and levels of perfection and uncompromised excellence which leave many others looking sloppy. Coinciding with Salone del Mobile 2016, Mr Anastassiades worked with Herman Miller — a brand I greatly admire — in what at first (to me) seemed like an unlikely pairing, although it unquestionably turned out to be one of the Week’s personal highlights.

Herman Miller and Michael Anastassiades unveiled The Double Dream of Spring at Corso Garibaldi 70 in Milan’s Brera district, an immersive interior installation which celebrated the debut of the inaugural collection of occasional furnishings created exclusively for the brand. True to his usual style, Anastassiades conceived an enigmatic environment inspired by the tradition of metaphysical surrealism and steeped in his own minimalist aesthetic.

For The Double Dream of Spring, Anastassiades recast the architecture of the Herman Miller showroom in Milan as a neutral, rational backdrop in which the furniture was displayed. In the space, his elegant and spare Spot stools and Stasis tables for Herman Miller were shown in walnut and white oak paired with a carefully considered shade of brass, complemented by monumental lighting sculptures created by Michael Anastassiades — the designer’s eponymous brand — especially for this installation.

It’s time you rolled your tongue back up and enjoyed the video that follows, which explains the design process and the philosophy of an incredibly impressive designer and his relationship with his clients. You’re welcome.

 

Related Post: Highlights from Milan Design Week 2016.

 

 


 


 


[Images courtesy of . Video by CHRISTOPHER STURMAN, courtesy of Herman Miller.]

 


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Dana is an award-winning interior designer living in Sydney, Australia. With an unhealthy passion for design, Dana commits to an abnormal amount of daily design research. Regular travel and attendance at premier design events, enables Dana to stay at the forefront of the design world globally. While she is super serious about design, Dana never takes herself - nor design - too seriously. Together with her life and business partner, Dana is Boss Lady at Studio Yellowtrace, specialising in Design Strategy, Creative Direction and Special Projects. The studio takes a highly conceptual and holistic approach to translating brands & ideas into places & experiences.

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