Michael Anastassiades trained in Civil Engineering at Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine, London and subsequently gained a Masters in Industrial Design from the Royal College of Art, London. He set up his studio in 1994, exploring contemporary notions of culture and aesthetics, through a combination of product, furniture and environmental design. Today, his objects are fabricated by family-run workshops worldwide, selected for their unique manufacturing skills and traditional use of materials. His work can be found in hotels, restaurants, and stores across the globe, as well as in the permanent collections of the MoMA, New York; the V&A, London, and the Crafts Council, London. Recent solo exhibitions include, Atelier Jesper, Belgium, 2017, Things That Go Together, NiMAC, Nicosia, 2019; and Silver Tongued, SHOP Taka Ishii, Hong Kong, 2019.