German Ermics was born in Riga (Latvia) in 1985. He lived his academic years in Denmark where he studied design in Copenhagen and attended an internship at the Rasmus Koch Studio where, he says, he developed his skills as a graphic designer. In 2007 he co-founded, as an art director, the Latvian culture magazine Veto, while starting his studies at the Design Academy in Eindhoven (NL). Here his primary focus was on furniture and interiors and accomplished his graduation in 2011 in the Department of Man & Living.
After working for several interior and graphic design clients, both Dutch and international, in 2014 he opened his own studio in Amsterdam, under the name of STUDIO GERMANS ERMIČS.
His work is recognized by the combination of his graphic design skills with the experimentation of different materials and perceptions of space.
Ombrè Glass Chair (2017) is a tribute to Shiro Kuramata (1934-1991), which iconic Glass Chair (1976) is one of the most influential furniture designs of the 20th century. Kuramata’s Glass Chair sets a precedent for the direction of design in glass, to emphasize the simplicity and weightlessness of the material, as he was capable to join six sheets of glass without the use of screws, mounts or reinforcement. This was possible by the employment of the revolutionary product Photobond 100, which Ermics uses to bring the solid state of the glass to apparently dissolve, as it seems to hang in the air.