DESIGN: 5 PIECES OF LATVIAN BRILLIANCE

As I continue to develop my knowledge of my Father’s Homeland, I’m constantly stumbling upon design brilliance. Here’s 5 of my favourites.

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Latvian Designers are starting to come into their own with a unique mix of style, innovation and ingenuity, incorporating traditional materials with modern day polish. The following pictures are courtesy of TRUE LATVIA

BUG CABINET 

Designed by Janis Straupe, this cabinet combines exceptional attention to detail with innovative storage space. A truly drop dead, awe inspiring piece of furniture. 

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ZUBE Children’s Sled

Ieva Sala and Laura Baumane are two young mothers who were inspired by the birth of their daughters to design and create a series of products that act as a catalyst to bring families closer together. This Children’s Sled is beautifully designed with rounded edges (particularly important in the prevention of children hitting their heads on corners!), and in my opinion could be used as a stylish storage space or place to lay down or sit with the addition of a few cushions, during the summer months. A family investment that can be passed down for generations to come. 

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Moon Couch

Gatis Jansons designs and creates modern furniture with a sometimes quirky appearance. Utilising raw looking timber, Gatis’ finishes are combined with colours to add a hip element to his designs. 

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RIGA CHAIR

Riga Chair Factory create ergonomic seats and stools using a high quality management system to ensure every piece is minimal, functional, stylish and safe. My pick of the bunch is a homage to my Country, the Roo. Paldies Mates!

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CASA DI VANNA

This companies’ aim is to design and create innovative and modern bathroom installations using a unique marble casting technology, but keeping its baths and basins feeling and looking as naturally embedded in the surrounding environment as possible.

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Check out more innovative and insanely creative designers and products at TRUE LATVIA

And while you’re at it, check out Suburban Burg’s first ever post on Latvian Design here:

 http://suburbanburgs.tumblr.com/post/86784518841/latvian-design

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