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Kinfolk’s contributing editor Michael Anastassiades is a leading light on the global design scene. After a decade spent moonlighting as a yoga instructor, he leverages his personal quest for harmony and equilibrium into lighting design that features in the permanent collections of New York’s Museum of Modern Art and London’s Victoria and Albert Museum, among others.

The first thing you do when you wake up: I write down my dreams
A prized possession: My collection of stones
The best advice you’ve ever received: A piece of yoga wisdom, “Practice and all is coming”
A place you’d like to visit: Greenland
A favorite museum: Archaeological Museum of Delos in Greece
A designer you admire: Thomas Edison
Your greatest fear: Mediocrity
The best light in your home: The evening light in my conservatory
A good habit of yours: My yoga practice
A bad habit: Missing it

  • Illustration:
    Chidy Wayne
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