Interior design may perhaps not be considered as that sort of product or service that comes immediately to one’s mind when one thinks about exports in the case of a country. But in fact it has become an important sector of the economy of Latvia in recent decades. There have appeared new companies in the market, all of them having to do with the different aspects involved in interior design, including those aspects related to the conceptual development of different sorts of projects, the management and execution of a design, among others.
Interior design can be simply regarded as that process that allows us to shape our experience of an interior space. This does not mean that interior design cannot have to do with the exterior part of a room or a building. The point is rather that interior design helps us to manipulate spatial volume and to treat surfaces in such a way that we achieve certain particular experience of the space. And different companies from Latvia have understood the importance of this field. They focus on the production of items that can be used by interior designers or in services that can be of help for people in the construction industry, architects, engineers, salers, and so on.
The following list presents a handful of Latvian companies that may be of interest for you if you are looking for different sorts of solutions having to do with the big field of interior design.
AM Studio is a company located in Mārupe, in the Municipality of Mārupes, and founded in 2002. The company focuses on the production of different categories of elements and structures for interior design, all of them characterized by employing one main material: glass. The point is to produce functional elements and structures from bold glass design ideas. These products include interior items such as wash basins, tiles, furniture, mirrors, shower booths, decorative panels, lighting, fountains, toughened glass doors and frames, and stained glass. But the company also does things such as glass treatment (for example, drilling, grinding and polishing, milling, mirroring, bevelling, painting, safety and decorative films, laminating, gluing, fusion, bending, sandblasting, and tempering), batch production (for example, decorative fused door- and furniture-glass, tiles, plate glass, and mirrors), trophies, gifts, and art and design in general.
Besides accepting individual orders, AM Studio cooperates with design offices, architects, engineers, construction companies, and of course interior designers. Outside Latvia, the main markets where you can find AM Studio products include Estonia, Lithuania, Germany, and Russia. For information about this company and its products, visit its website: www.amstudio.lv.
An & Angel
An & Angel is the brand of Angel Glass Design, a company located in Riga and founded in 2004. The company focuses on the production of cristal and design items, which are mainly characterized by their innovative and functional character, but also with an eye on their esthetical aspects. These products, which are hand-blown, have been internationally recognized by customers belonging to different contexts, and a good example of this is the awards that they have received from professionals in interior design. They include the 2013 Red Dot Design Award and the 2015 German Design Award for the DECO collection.
The company cooperates with importers, distributors of glass and interior items, interior design retailers, lifestyle retailers, corporate gift wholesalers, and distributors for places such as hotels and restaurants. Besides Latvia, where the company has free delivery, its products can be found in markets such as Germany, Italy, Benelux, and the United Kingdom, to mention just a few. For information about this company and its products, visit its website: www.anangel.glass.
Casa di Vanna
Casa di Vanna is a company located in Ogre, in the Municipality of Ogres, and founded in 2011. The company focuses on the production of sanitary ware of a very high quality and through a very particular technology for the casting of marble. The items produced by Casa di Vanna include bathtubs, washbasins and shower trays. And the main idea behind them is to function as items that provide a good complement to contemporary interior design, with natural materials and refined handcraft. For that reason, it is very important for the company to pay attention to the esthetical dimensions of these items, including their colors and forms, but also its materials and its ways of production. To this, one must add the possibility given to customers to co-create with the company according to their own needs, interests, and desires. The certificates in use in Casa di Vanna are ISO 9001 and CE.
The company cooperates with middle- and high-level industry distributors, project developers, architects, and of course interior designers. Besides Latvia, the products of Casa di Vanna can be found in markets such as Lithuania, Poland, and Germany. For information about this company and its products, visit its website: www.casadivanna.com.