The brand’s designer and creative director Artis Nimanis established an&angel in 2004. The first works were created as his Master’s Thesis at Art Academy of Latvia, but when he received plentiful requests from friends, asking to produce more bowls for their homes, he realised the future potential of his work. Since then Nimanis has been developing crystal and glass creations that are minimalist in their aesthetics, functional in their design and unique by virtue of their hand-crafted nature. He is active as an independent glass artist, his latest personal exhibitions took place in Washington, D.C. and in the Franz Mayer Museum in Mexico, where he returned early 2016 with a huge personal exhibition in Galeria Ethra. Discover the passion for glass of Mr. Nimanis on his personal web site: nimanis.com.