Fondazione ICA Milano announces the exhibition “Cheerfully Optimistic About the Future”, the first solo show in Italy dedicated to Michael Anastassiades (Cyprus, 1967).
The ideation of the show, curated by Alberto Salvadori and developed by Anastassiades and his studio during the last year, has been accompanied by the desire to build a project characterized from the strong “hand – made” feature for the realization of the works, involving in first person the artist and his collaborators.
About Michael Anastassiades
Michael Anastassiades was born in 1968 in Cyprus and currently lives in London. Trained as a civil engineer at Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine in London before taking a Master’s degree in Industrial Design at the Royal College of Art. He found his London studio in 1994, followed by his brand in 2007 in order to broaden the availability of his signature designs. Anastassiades has collaborated with FLOS, Puiforcat, Lobmeyr, Herman Miller, Salvatori, Nilufar, and Svenskt Tenn and worked with architects, David Chipperfield and John Pawson.