Michael Anastassiades launches his first ever monograph, Things that Go Together
Flos partnered with the acclaimed designer Michael Anastassiades to celebrate the release of his first ever monograph, Things that Go Together. The book was unveiled on 30th September during an exclusive evening at Michael’s Studio, located at 50 Rochester Place, London.
‘When you position an object next to another, you let that object get away from its perceived function and you let it perform a different life.’ —Michael Anastassiades
In 2019, Michael Anastassiades held his first survey exhibition at NiMAC, in Nicosia, Cyprus, titled Things that Go Together. The carefully laid out displays—things that Michael had unearthed in nature or sourced from his own collections: stones, fossils, lighting, furniture, small carved figurines—together formed a constellation of objects that, placed in careful relation to each other, were part of a syntax of ‘things that go together’. This book, which takes the exhibition as a starting point for exploring Anastassiades’s work and approach to design, might be considered yet one more layer in this universe of objects and meaning. Together with photos of the exhibition, a collection of essays reflects on Anastassiades’s early years in Cyprus, the influence of its natural environment and local artistic figures, his interest in exploring the psychological connection that humans share with the objects around them, and his appreciation of form and scale, but also unpredictability, in nature and design. Things that Go Together is the first ever monograph to celebrate Anastassiades’s work and gives readers a novel awareness of designed objects—their purpose as well as their resonance.
Things that Go Together, Michael Anastassiades
Published by Apartamento
Texts by Alessandro Rabottini, Elena Parpa, Emily King, Mario García Torres, Michael Anastassiades, Yiannis Toumazis, and Zoë Ryan
Text editor: Alessandro Rabottini
Photography by Osma Harvilahti
Release date: 7 October 2019