Germans is a talented young designer born in Riga, Latvia, who studied at the Design Academy Eindhoven, mainly focusing on furniture and interiors.
A common theme in his work is investigating how people interact with their environment and how design can influence this interaction. He often draws on his graphic design background to add a new and fresh approach to design and enjoys experimenting with different materials and perceptions of space.
COLOUR AND SHAPE EXPERIMENTS
Through his project “Shaping colour”, Germans researches the relationship between colours and shape, plays with gradients and shades and creates astonishing glass-colored pieces of furniture and sculptures. His design process is substantially inverted, so rather than starting by creating shapes, he focuses on colour, he envisions and explores how it would look if it was stretched, bent, fold into a three-dimensional object. The result, as you can see by yourselves, challenges the traditional rules of “painting/adding colours” and brings its perception to a whole new level.
Instead of finishing a product by painting it. I started from colour. By initiating a dialogue between shape and colour, I aim to unhinge the traditional roles in what defines a product.
I love how the colours fade like dye slowly soaking through textiles, and the choice of clean and simple shapes, which despite that, they maintain a strong character and distinctive touch.
All images: germansermics.com