Michael Anastassiades, CFL light, UK, 2008
Michael Anastassiades, CFL light, UK, 2008
Antonín Hepnar, Table Lamp, Czech Republic, 1988
Antonín Hepnar, Table Lamp, Czech Republic, 1988

Michael Anastassiades, London-based craftsman, designer and decorator is a great contemporary follower of the second half of twentieth century custom decorators and designers, who produced their work in their own workshops or in very limited manufactured production. His design is today a haute couture minimalist decoration work in context of contemporary design. Extraordinary and rare materials meet simple forms and precise craft in his production. The same qualities have lamps by our own favourite Antonín Hepnar, too. His strong, archetypal shapes represent the similar creative approach like Anastassiades`s work.

Today we present here two lights by Hepnar and Anastassiades, which show in short one possible direction of the evolution of high-end decorative design in last 25 years. Hepnar created his lamp in 1988. Two years later, the lamp was awarded in Good Design competition in Brno, Czech republic. Its shape is perfect minimalist natural form. But Anastassiades goes in 2008 with his CFL light to more minimalist solution than Hepnar. Designer reduced the shape and used the different function. The light is hanging. We think, the designers don`t know each other, but the same archetypal design solution exist still and everywhere.