Michael Anastassiades thinks that the “wow” effect should not be part of the design goals. The amazement is simple but ephemeral and Anastassiades does not like the superficiality and senselessness of words and gestures. There are other qualities that give meaning to things and closely concern design. Balance, modesty, involvement are the tools of the relationship between human beings and objects, and from this serious and honest basis we start to make design. What Anastassiades adds to the world through his design is a notion of openness and availability that transforms space. In counterpoint, and perhaps to seek a solid basis, there is also a great interest in mathematics. Cartesian diagrams and lines, geometry and pure forms serve to create a glossary useful for orienting oneself and satisfying the natural need for symmetries and beauty.
A search for constant meaning, the seriousness of design thinking and the creation of engaging and dialoguing spaces. Anastassiades and Coordinates, a family now complete.