Design Curial: Michael Anastassiades ‘the Royal College of Art changed everything for me’
RCA Industrial Design alumnus, designer Michael Anastassiades talks to Design Curial about the top 10 lessons he’s learned since opening his own design studio.
Michael Anastassiades launched his studio with Pamela Buxton in 1994, to explore contemporary notions of culture and aesthetics through a combination of product, furniture and environmental design. Positioned between fine art and design, his work aims to provoke dialogue, participation and interaction.
Anastassiades spoke to Design Curial about the poetry of lighting, his quest for timelessness in design and the lasting impact of his time at the College: ‘once I got to the RCA, all of a sudden I found myself in a creative environment. I’d never known what an art school was like before and it was quite overwhelming as an experience with all these different courses under one roof. In a way, my actual industrial design course was irrelevant [...] What mattered more to me was the experience of being at the RCA and interacting with all those disciplines.’
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