Eyes on Talents member, Germans Ermičs, presents Gradual, his first solo exhibition on show at the Museum of Decorative Arts and Design in his hometown of Riga until May 28, 2023. The distinguishing feature of Germans Ermičs’ style is the employment of painterly approach to colour in works made of glass – the transparency of surfaces of his furniture is accompanied by gradual tonal transitions. "In the realm of production of objects, the phase of colour application is normally seen as the final act of the process. Instead of finishing a product by just painting it, I started designing from colour, wondering about what it would look like if I stretch, turn or fold the colour as if it were a three-dimensional shape," tells the designer.
Germans Ermičs was born in Riga, Latvia in 1985. He learned the basics of design and art in Denmark, later studying at the Design Academy Eindhoven in the Netherlands. In 2014, he created his studio around perceptions of space, studying how people interact with their environment and how design can influence this interaction.