Amsterdam–based Latvian designer Germans Ermičs has provoked interest in the design community with his flamboyant glass furniture. In his search for fresh perspective, Ermičs concentrated on experimentation with simple forms in glass as his primary material and its chromatic manifestation. His works can be seen as a visual exploration into the relationship between colour and shape. By choosing simple geometric shapes, Ermičs plays with different colors in various shades and transforms the linear geometry into designs that captivate imagination. In his works, the colour becomes the element that generates the meaning of the form, converting the pure geometry of material into an expressive item. Through the use of color applied via an innovative process of pigmentation Ermičs is creating remarkable and simple pieces of high-quality design.
Till now, his most prominent work is the Ombré Glass Chair – tribute to Shiro Kuramata’s iconic Glass Chair from 1976. Formed solely from planes of clear glass, the chair’s solid state seems to dissolve. Almost invisible, these planes, without tangible support, hang in the air, illustrating fascination with immateriality and transparency. Besides his well known chair, his collection features a curved glass screens, mirrors, tables, consoles and shelf.