chandeliers. Each component simply attaches on to the
previous one as if resting, balancing perfectly as part of
a glowing chain.
Anastassiades says he has been inspired by jewellery.
‘I’ve always been fascinated with the parallel that exists
between it and lighting. It starts with the simple fact
of how each piece relates to the human scale: one is
designed to be worn on the body whereas the other is
made to decorate the space someone occupies.
‘I’m challenged by how the delicate nature of
something small can be translated spatially and still
manage to retain its preciousness in the way materials
are presented. It is no coincidence that the word
“pendant” has a double meaning, existing both as a
piece of jewellery that hangs from a chain worn round
the neck, and a light designed to hang from the ceiling.’
Although Arrangements has a unique playfulness that
sets it apart from the trend for pure forms, it’s an idea
that would have been impossible without LEDs.
The expectations are high for the rest of the innovations
that are set to be unveiled on the 2600 stands at
Light + Building. Finally, perhaps, that horse buggy
might begin to evolve.
Above left: the austerity of the
Polesano by Dean Skira for Delta
Light belies its multifunctionality
Above: the pared-down form
of Astro’s cylindrical up/down
wall light is complemented by
its concrete finish
Left: the minimal Lander by
Renzo Piano for iGuzzini
Opposite: Michael Anastassiades
with his jewellery- like