Michael Anastassiades is a London-based designer, known for his lithe yet commanding lighting structures.

It was during his childhood spent on the island of Cyprus that he first fell in love with light – ever present in that part of the world – and with ancient cultures.

His installation of light in the Library illuminates the room in depth. It is an indoor grove of bamboo, the stems carefully hand-finished according to a traditional Japanese method.

The bases are made of poured pewter, pooled around the bamboo to form fitted stands. Illuminated bulbs are attached with waxed linen thread.

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Photography of Michael Anastassiades by Eirini Vourloumis

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