Michael Anastassiades

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Michael Anastassiades


Since its beginnings in 1964, Kettal has had an international calling to design and innovation. In the first years of the 21st century, Kettal acquired the brands, Hugonet, Triconfort, which came together to form Grupo Kettal.

Today, Kettal works with the most important names in international design: Jasper Morrison, Patricia Urquiola, Rodolfo Dordoni, Hella Jongerlius and Emiliana Design studio.

Kettal’s raison d’être is the creation of timeless furniture, functional and expressive, which represents a contemporary culture and provides solutions to the emerging needs of modern life, based on a blend of creativity, customisation, innovation and modern production. Outdoor furniture.

Kettal develops products specifically for each project.

The Ringer Collection is the first collaboration between Kettal and Michael Anastassiades, and was conceived as a minimal approach to Café dining furniture. The title references the traditional Game of Horseshoes, and links to the gesture of the armrest sitting on top of the legs.

Michael made use of Kettal’s expertise in aluminium fabrication to create a robust collection which is still easy to move and rearrange. The focus is an Armchair with a singular arm and back element. There is a slight flaring on the opening of the armrest as a subtle invitation to occupy the seat, echoing the traditional Chinese Horseshoe Back Chair. The challenge has been to make the individual elements which compose the chair to appear as if they touch without visible joints, yet providing sufficient structural support.