Latvian-born, Amsterdam-based designer Germans Ermičs works on a vast array of various design-related projects.
Yet, the common theme in his work is an investigation on how people interact with their environment and how design can influence this interaction. By employing his graphic design background Germans adds a new and fresh approach to design and enjoy experimenting with different materials and perceptions of space.
His Shaping Colour project can be seen as a visual investigation into the relationship between colour and shape. In the realm of production of objects the phase of colour application is normally seen as the final act of a process of assembly and manufacture, a procedure of finishing or decoration.
"Instead of finishing a product by just painting it, I started from colour, wondering about what would it look like if I stretch, turn or fold the colour as if it was a three-dimensional shape. I wanted to treat the colour in a completely different way. I chose very simple geometric shapes and transformed its cold, linear geometry into an element of unprecedented depth, opening the way for a world of new interpretations. The colour becomes the element that generates the meaning of the form, transforming the pure geometry of material into an expressive object. The use of color – applied to objects through a particular process of pigmentation. In my work it’s a way of approaching color as a true three-dimensional object having its own consistency," says Germans Ermičs.
These 4 new pieces are a continuation of the project originally started in 2015. The limited edition of objects is available at Spazio Rossana Orlandi.