Michael Anastassiades founded his London design studio in 1994. Schooled in industrial design and engineering at London's Royal College of Art and Imperial College "the Cypriot-born designer's lighting, mirrors, and tabletop objects reside between industrial design, sculpture and decorative art. Deceptively simple, yet meticulously detailed, they betray his training as a civil engineer and industrial designer. Anastassiades is particularly renowned for his lighting products, which comprise 80% of his works. He often chooses reflective materials" such as mirrored glass and polished bronze "that appear to dematerialise his objects, to float independently, interacting with the space surrounding them. Anastassiades is increasingly working with some of the world's leading architects" including David Chipperfield and John Pawson "and interior designers such as Studio Ilse. His lights can be seen in hotels, restaurants and stores worldwide" including the Grand Hotel Stockholm, Soho House New York and the Sergio Rossi boutiques worldwide.