February 24

Exhibition by glass designer Artis Nimanis in Mexico city

On February 24 at the Museo Franz Mayer in Mexico City, Ambassador Andris Razans, Latvia’s Ambassador to the U.S. and Mexico, has opened the glass design exhibit “A Latvian Voice in Glass” by Latvian artist Artis Nimanis. This exhibition is part of the official public diplomacy and cultural program of the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union in Mexico. The glass design exhibit is the first exhibition organized by the Embassy of Latvia in the U.S. in Mexico, with the intention of providing the people of Mexico the opportunity to learn about Latvia and its culture.  

Special emphasis is placed on the synthesis between form, function, simplicity and subtlety reflected in the glass and crystal sculptures.  The exhibition “A Latvian Voice in Glass” is devoted to the multifaceted faces of glass – its stylized form, lines, rhythm, emotions and plasticity. The works of art have been created using hot glass blowing technique.  

The Embassy of Latvia in the U.S. is organizing the exhibition “A Latvian Voice in Glass” at the Franz Mayer Museum with the support of the Museum; CEMEX; “Pata AB” and Ms. Beatrice Aboltins Trueblood, Latvia’s Honorary Consul in Mexico.

The Mexico City exhibit is opened to the public from February 24 – April 12, 2015. 

May 1

The Exhibition has opened at The Embassy of Latvia in Washington

On April 29, the Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma opened the glass design exhibition "A Latvian Voice in Glass" at the Latvian Embassy to the U.S. that was prepared by the embassy within the framework of the culture program "Rīga 2014" to popularize Latvia, its cultural and artistic wealth. The exhibition of the Latvian design glass tableware in the U.S. opens a new facet of the Latvian culture for the U.S. public.

At the opening of the exhibition, the Prime Minister expressed the view that innovation is one of the main driving forces of effective and knowledge-based economy, and design glass objects at the exhibition impress with their innovative approach. "Latvia and the U.S. enjoy extensive and varied cooperation in the fields of culture and art, therefore we expect its successful continuation," said L.Straujuma.

The exhibition will be on view in the Art Gallery of the Latvian Embassy from April 30 - May 30. The exhibition will be open to visitors also on May 10, when the EU Open House Day will be held in Washington, DC. Each year more than 4000 interested persons visit the embassy on this day.



April 28

ART is ART A Latvian voice in glass

As a result of the three years of experimentation, Artis Nīmanis created the art-glass sculptures you can see in his solo exhibition, "ART is ART - A Voice of Latvian Glass."  Twenty years of Artis Nīmanis art-glass practice combines technology and artistic quality.  Through unique high-tech tests of the hot-glass blowing technique, he was able generate these diverse plastic sculptures.  The glass material of Nīmanis’ sculptures is highlighted by the contrast of light, graphic lines and a rhythmic glare on the surface of the glass caused by various coating techniques, the author has chosen to keep secret.  Nīmanis’ work follows several formal and thematic directions that examine the universe, the origins of creation and sexual energy.  His sense of aesthetically stylized form, line, rhythm, impulse, emotion and sensual, yet conditional, treatment and perception of the plastic arts, all point to Artis Nīmanis high professionalism and overwhelming place amongst the European art-glass elite.

April 14

Glass art exhibition "Rotation"

GLASS ART EXHIBITION "ROTATION" 25.04.-01.06.2014. Artis Nīmanis together with Marta Ģībiete, Bārbala Gulbe and Margarita Budze take part in the glass art exhibition “Rotation” in Sigulda Culture and Art Space "Sigulda Tower".

March 27

The Latvian Architecture Award 2014

Glass designer Artis Nīmanis created the stained-glass skylight window in the stairwell of Elizabeth Street 21, a building located in the historic center of Riga. The stained-glass is made exactly the same as it originally was, re-using the metal frame preserved from 1910. This restoration project along, with "Sudraba Arhitektūra” claim the Latvian Architecture Award 2014.

September 16


an&angel DECO Collection is Awarded for High Design Quality in the “Red Dot Award: Product Design 2013”. Angel Glass Design is very proud to announce that its an&angel DECO collection has won highly regarded red dot award "product design 2013" in category "Tableware and Decoration". 

The DECO collection impressed the jury of 37 international experts with its elegant design and innovative glass coating technology to win the contest against stiff competition. Around 1,900 manufacturers, designers and architects from 54 countries had competed with their best products and projects for this year's red dot seal of quality. A total of 4,662 works were tested, discussed and assessed. That is how the an&angel DECO collection received the red dot for its successful design creation. It goes without saying that Angel Glass Design team is very honored to receive such highly sought-after reward for its an&angel DECO collection. Mr. Artis Nīmanis, Creative Director and Designer of an&angel brand, said "I'm very honored an&angel DECO collection received such an international reward; it's the best reward one can get for the long-lasting efforts to come up with state-of-the-art methods in product design that not only is aesthetic but also functional. I'm looking forward to continue bringing innovative products for our customers."