Stockholm Design Week: Michael Anastassiades

I am still organizing all the information and pictures from the last weekend, huge overload but meanwhile I wanted to give you a sneak peak of one of my highlights. Michael Anastassiades has teamed up with Svenskt Tenn and is exhibiting at their store during the Design Week and Furniture Fair. There was no single piece I did not like but I would really like to have one day the bird cage cabinet and the crystal flasks.

Michael Anastassiades has rapidly become a major figure on the international design and did a very limited number of pieces in the beginnings. He traveled then around the world and located small family run workshops to fabricate his pieces (love this story!). The workshops were selected for their unique manufacturing skills and tradition in the use of materials.

At the exhibition “To be perfectly Frank”  being a homage to Josef Frank, he has created a series of products for Svenskt Tenn in which he plays with the concept of sincerity, through a reinterpretation of selected objects by one of the most important Swedish designers of all time.

Estoy organizando aún todo el material del fin de semana pero os quería dar ya un pequeño avance de lo que más me gustó. Michael Anastassiades está exhibiendo en la tienda de  Svenskt Tenn durante la Semana del Diseño y la Feria del Mueble. De hecho no hubo ni una sola pieza en esta exposición que no me haya enamorado pero lo que realmente no me importaría nada tener en casa son la estantería/ pajarera y los “frascos”.  ¡Qué maravilla de piezas, de verdad!

Michael Anastassiades se ha convirtió rapidamente en una figura clave a escala internacional de diseño e hizo muy pocas piezas en sus inicios. Pronto empezó a viajar por el mundo en búsqueda de talleres familiares que pudieran fabricar su colección (esta parte de la historia me encanta). Los talleres fueron escogidos en función de sus habilidades artesanales y de como trabajaban tradicionalmente los materiales.

La exhibición “To be perfectly Frank”  es un homenage a Josef Frank donde se han creado una serie de objetos para Svenskt Tenn jugando con el concepto de la sinceridad reinterpretando varias piezas de uno de los diseñadores suecos más importantes de todos los tiempos.

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