Graduated from the University Of Latvia with B.Sc degree in mathematics and Riga Applied Art College as a metal designer. As a designer, Anna has participated in art exhibitions in Latvia, Lithuania, Russia, Finland, Germany, Italy. With her brand VERBA, she has been taking part in international messes in France, Germany, Ukraine and The Netherlands. Prizewinner of Latvian design contests, jewellery arts contest ‘’Fabergé’’ in Finland and ‘’Jewellery Olympus’’ in Russia, Saint Petersburg. Participant of The State Hermitage Museum archaeological expeditions. Anna’s design works can be viewed in Museum of Decorative Arts and Design in Riga. Anna Fanigina is an author of designs for Latvia’s centenary official state gifts, presented to diplomatic guests visiting Latvia.
Venice Design Week – INSTRUMENTADESIGN 2020 (winner)
“Liquet Esse Deam” Collection (2020)
“Liquet Esse Deam” (it is clear that you are a goddess) is a collection of earrings inspired by the heroines depicted on Roman frescoes of the first century of Pompeii and Stabia. Fruit of a sincere admiration of the ancient by Anna Fanigina, the jewelry consists of an artificial stone on which the female figure is laser engraved. The name of the collection is repeated on each pair of earrings, different in the variety of colors and subjects, but united by this phrase taken from Ovid’s Metamorphoses – “your name is unknown to me, yet I see the Goddess in you”.
Venice Design Week Jewelry Selection 2020
A symbolic flight through the strata of long and recent past, clarifying old losses and rewarding with a flash of new insight. A moving stream “melts” the cracked glass of reality, washes ashore the “precious stones” of space and creates a new vibrating concentric rhythm. The designer’s work of 2009 is used in the brooch, in which in turn a cast in silver brooch from the 50s of the 20th century is employed, as well as a photograph of Venice from the beginning of the 20th century. Precious and semiprecious gemstones coexist with vintage glasses, creating overtones of the periodic alternating and metamorphosing of values.
The Photographer for the both jewelry photos is Vladimir Svetlov.
“ἄριστον μὲν ὕδωρ” ring
photo: Kaspars Teilans
The ring “ἄριστον μὲν ὕδωρ” has natural rock crystal embedded, reminiscent of water due to its inner effects of light, purity and transparency, and made of Electrum, an alloy from gold (Au 37.5%) and silver, widely used in antiquity, and with its warm shade adding sun to “cool water” of the crystal. The inscription in Ancient Greek is made in the technique of laser engraving with subsequent manual finishing.
“Greatest however is water” is a translation of the phrase in Ancient Greek “ἄριστον μὲν ὕδωρ” engraved in a ring on natural rock crystal. This ring is created as an artifact of admiration and gratitude to water.
Anna Fanigina’s works took part at ORNAMENTA. Jewelry between history and design exposition at the National Archaeological Museum of Adria Rovigo.