“H2O” by glass designer Artis Nīmanis is a nod to Claude Monet’s impressionist paintings of water. The designer uses innovative techniques — titanium coating and metallisation of glass — to capture the variability, depth, and reflection of water. The set of spherical mirrors blends with the environment, reflecting its changing nature. The arrangement of double glazing with an integrated adjustable light source optically increases the size of the artwork. The brass frame creates a linear rhythm like a net that soothes and holds the water ripples.
Artis Nīmanis, one of the most well known Latvian glass artists, has been fascinated with the material for more than 20 years. As the main designer of the glassware brand an&angel, he loves to experiment with the materiality, form, and function of glass. Artis Nīmanis’ experiments with the latest technologies in glass processing have landed him in the world of contemporary art.