Primal Sphere: Michael Anastassiades

Lighting designer Michael Anastassiades reveals the inspiration behind his Copycat light for Flos

Primal Sphere 600wide

Copycat light designed by Michael Anastassiades

Copycat is very much part of the language of everything else I’ve designed. I was interested in the meeting of two spheres: the large and the small sphere. My obsession with the sphere as a shape comes from seeing it as the ultimate primal form. There are a lot of round objects around us: the planets, the sun… and that familiarity feels very comfortable to me. The small sphere seems more precious because of its position under the shadow of the larger illuminating sphere. Copycat is a simple expression of the moment two spheres touch.

Photography by Michael Bodiam

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