Michael Anastassiades - 13 Mobiles

This September, Studio Jespers will celebrate its two year anniversary with the exhibition “Mobile Chandelier” by Michael Anastassiades.When meeting new people, there are either those rare chance encounters or the meeting of minds fueled by the shared curiosity that we recognise and admire in others. This encounter belongs to the latter, when one quickly comes to recognise the common drive, vision and passion in one another. This exhibition will tell a story of light. Atelier Jespers wanted to create something unique, and create an exhibtion entirely composed of lights, and what better way, than to invite, Design September 2017 guest of honour: Michael Anastassiades. For the first time, Michael Anastassiades will bring together and showcase his thirteen-piece collection of the Mobile Chandelier series. Along with the support of designer Damian O’Sullivan, specialist in object design, the exhibition will present pieces from an in-depth reflection on the history of form. A reflection that takes objects further than their mere function and in so doing confers onto Mobile Chandelier the status of exemplary design.We dream of a playful and unique universe in the spirit of Juan Miró, where forms are free from aesthetic and theoretic constraints and give way to motions that reveal themselves in their purest form. Hosting such a collection in the modernist house of Victor Bourgeois is thus much more than the sum of its parts, it is an idea that ties together the past and present, it is a reflection that aspires to be bold and to exceed established norms.