Jury member of Latvian Design Award 2019 — Artūrs Analts
Variant Studio, Riga
Artūrs Analts studied design in Riga and London. He executes his ideas in design, sculpture, architecture, graphics, object and exhibition design. His objects are created through a process rooted in in-depth research informed by innovative experiments involving materials, cutting edge technologies, production techniques and scale. As a designer, his methodology is consistent – the subject of each of his works determines its material and form, while the result is invariably emotionally powerful. In September this year, as Latvia’s representative at the 2018 London Design Biennale, Artūrs’ work Matter to Matter was awarded the gold medal for the best design.
“Good design should be not only functional, but also emotional and educational.”