Sampling is an architecture and design practice based in Riga, Latvia led by 2 partners:Latvian architect/designer Liene Jakobsone and Belgian architect/urbanist Manten Devriendt.
Beside their work in architecture, urbanism and design fields, Sampling organise lectures and workshops and are also involved in education and research. Sampling is also the official organiser of PechaKucha Nights in Latvia.
Craft and spatial experience are two elements that often converge in our design.
Local and natural materials, handmade by skillful craftsmen - these are the qualities that we truly appreciate and turn into contemporary design. Creating objects by our own hands and mastering a variety of handicraft techniques allow us to test concepts that add a new dimension to traditional craftsmenship. Working on different scales in our everyday practice leads us to inevitable fusion of design, architecture and even landscape in our projects. However the focus is always on the relation between user, space and environment, while trying to influence the perception of space