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The bare minimum

You need to set up your filters in the right way. You almost need to protect yourself from the noise. Remove the excess information. Remove everything and just live with the bare minimum

Designer Michael Anastassiades
Place London
Director Leone Balduzzi
Art Director Enrico Magistro

London is a big city, but at the same time finding yourself in London you need to build your own parameters, your own environment somehow in order to function properly.

I have a very obsessive nature, when I’m passionate about something I do it at extreme levels. My design practice is obsessive. The discipline behind it is obsessive. Even things that I enjoy personally in my life, I get obsessive about it.

Inspiration can come in different ways. You have this vision of something and you want to realise it and you want to execute it. Other times its much more subtle. It’s a feeling that you have that you need to somehow cultivate. It’s a very slow process. It’s a filtration process.

Now that I see it again from a distance, I realise my life is about balance. I could have gone back to Cyprus where I am originally from but I would have been a big fish in a small pond. I wanted to be a small fish in a big pond

When it comes to being part of a team the challenge is always how to find the right moment to communicate and then you just need to plant a seed and leave the seed there.

I live right in the middle of the city. It’s full of noise, it’s full of distractions, it’s full of people and I wanted to make my home like a sanctuary, like a refuge. You know its almost like building a castle in the middle of the city.

I have a very obsessive nature, when I’m passionate about something I do it at extreme levels. My design practice is obsessive. The discipline behind it is obsessive. Even things that I enjoy personally in my life, I get obsessive about it.

Working with Piero has been incredible because it’s a constant injection of energy and the excitement is there and is shared, and usually this is incredibly rare with a big company. Working with Flos has managed to offer me even more freedom.

Now that I see it again from a distance, I realise my life is about balance. I could have gone back to Cyprus where I am originally from but I would have been a big fish in a small pond. I wanted to be a small fish in a big pond.

Designer Michael Anastassiades
Place London
Director Leone Balduzzi
Art Director Enrico Magistro