“xcelsior is an abbreviation, inspired by minimalist architecture traditions and derived from the Latin verb Excelsior meaning development and spiral-shaped upwards movement. It is a reference to the company's employees' former enthusiasm taken in gliding and their continuous aspiration towards freedom, travelling in space and time, flying several spans above customary and routine matters, yet in heights that do not make your head spin and allow to see essential details and textures.
Freedom is the absolute core value – freedom to make decisions, to develop a concept, to refuse a project which lacks any potential or meeting of minds, freedom to focus on the whole design project and to understand its separate parts, freedom to create a truly likable environment around us, to use and to offer others products that we consider outstanding, freedom to ignore postulates of marketing and active sales and to doubt new designs of famous brands in case the designs are not good enough.
A measure for all decision-making is good and convincing design, meaning a concept-production that crowns with a good-looking, convenient, and durable product. The notion of a product here implies a broad meaning – starting from architecture and interior design to properly customised lighting of a chair or a teacup. Economic arguments have never been of essential importance, although they are automatically implied in a definition of a “good design”. No doubts that good design is cost effective in a long-term and delivers a bigger added positive emotion in a short-term.
Long-term business, long-term relations. Customers who become family members after realisation of their private house project, businessmen who come back after five years with a new project because previously received a good advice.
Time. Sometimes it runs unnoticed, sometimes there is no such at all. For someone who thinks there is no need to search for new solutions, because they are written in some book and are always the same and instant like Liepaja coffee, it may seem that time does not keep on friendly terms with design. Yet time becomes a friend of design after having put it to a test.
A design process is like a rebus, where based on personal knowledge, experience, and intuition one needs to find the best solution for a particular person in a particular space considering particular budget and time.
And we like it, we have truly been admiring creating these new solutions... for already more than 22 years.
Perhaps, xcelsior is not for everybody, yet it is for all those, who care about freedom, individuality, concept and design quality.”

arch. Artūrs Martinsons
xcelsior founder

Locations

Locations

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    xcelsior design space

    Architecture. Interior. Projects. Solutions.

    This is a meeting point for professionals and true enthusiasts of design. Built in 1912 as a school by architect Reinhold Schmeling, this building still continues to perform its mission to educate and inspire. Here you can explore a spacious exposition of design history objects and products with a more technically complicated design and choose the most suitable materials from a particularly extensive assortment. Here everyone will get all the necessary information and support for their projects as well as a reliable and knowledgeable partner for these projects' realisation – from design and up to delivery of interior objects. Exhibition room and design library will help to create new ideas, but our professionals will help you with new solutions.

    xcelsior design space, Uzvaras bulvāris 9, Rīga, LV-1048
    +371-67-805-233 , xcelsior@xcelsior.lv
    Working hours: weekdays 10:00 – 19:00
    xcelsior design space

    xcelsior design store

    Interior. Inspiration. Information.

    This is a place where you can buy beauty, a feeling of comfort, and a clarity of style. Here we pick up the most appropriate and valuable items from our design collection. In a smaller room, we offer design furniture and accessories for kids and newborns, a bigger room hosts a design and lifestyle store. Here you can always seek for our representatives' advise concerning design and xcelsior offer and find out about xcelsior organised events.

    xcelsior design store, Blaumaņa street 5a, Rīga, LV-1011
    +371-67-286-729 , +371-67-286-730 , centrs@xcelsior.lv
    Working hours: weekdays 11.00 – 19.00, Saturday 11.00 – 17.00
    xcelsior design store

    xcelsior design gallery

    Architecture. Interior. Projects. Solutions.

    xcelsior representation in Lithuania - our office No. 2. The same as in xcelsior design space in Riga, here we are developing projects and offering interior design solutions.

    xcelsior design gallery, Gynėjų g. 14, Vilnius
    +370-68-010-346
    Working hours: weekdays 10.00 – 19.00
    xcelsior design gallery
    Team

    Locations

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      xcelsior design space

      xcelsior design space

      Architecture. Interior. Projects. Solutions.

      This is a meeting point for professionals and true enthusiasts of design. Built in 1912 as a school by architect Reinhold Schmeling, this building still continues to perform its mission to educate and inspire. Here you can explore a spacious exposition of design history objects and products with a more technically complicated design and choose the most suitable materials from a particularly extensive assortment. Here everyone will get all the necessary information and support for their projects as well as a reliable and knowledgeable partner for these projects' realisation – from design and up to delivery of interior objects. Exhibition room and design library will help to create new ideas, but our professionals will help you with new solutions.

      xcelsior design store

      xcelsior design store

      Interior. Inspiration. Information.

      This is a place where you can buy beauty, a feeling of comfort, and a clarity of style. Here we pick up the most appropriate and valuable items from our design collection. In a smaller room, we offer design furniture and accessories for kids and newborns, a bigger room hosts a design and lifestyle store. Here you can always seek for our representatives' advise concerning design and xcelsior offer and find out about xcelsior organised events.

      xcelsior design gallery

      xcelsior design gallery

      Architecture. Interior. Projects. Solutions.

      xcelsior representation in Lithuania - our office No. 2. The same as in xcelsior design space in Riga, here we are developing projects and offering interior design solutions.

      Team

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        Artūrs Martinsons

        Artūrs Martinsons

        founder of xcelsior and chief architect
        arturs@xcelsior.lv

        Since 1991, have been working in architecture and interior design. The chief architect of xcelsior starting from the day the company has been established. Specialises in volume architecture, functional and conceptual interior solutions, development of lighting concepts.

        Artūrs Martinsons
        founder of xcelsior and chief architect
        arturs@xcelsior.lv
        Artūrs Martinsons

        Zane Straume

        xcelsior CEO, architect and interior designer
        zane@xcelsior.lv

        Professional experience:
        Since 1999, have been working in architecture and interior design. Specialises in functional and conceptual interior solutions, development of lighting concepts.

        Zane Straume
        xcelsior CEO, architect and interior designer
        zane@xcelsior.lv

        xcelsior design space

        Līga Putniņa
        Logistic manager
        import@xcelsior.lv
        Arnita Putna
        Interior designer
        arnita@xcelsior.lv
        Rita Rasiņa
        Interior designer
        rita@xcelsior.lv
        Niklāvs Sausiņš
        Client consultant
        niklavs@xcelsior.lv
        Jānis Donskis
        Furniture designer
        janis.donskis@xcelsior.lv
        Zane Arāja
        Interior designer
        zane.araja@xcelsior.lv

        xcelsior design store

        Līga Smiltniece
        Store manager
        liga@xcelsior.lv
        Jānis Zemitāns
        Lighting project manager
        janis@xcelsior.lv
        Alīna Dukāte
        Client consultant
        alina@xcelsior.lv
        Diana Bočkova
        Client consultant
        diana@xcelsior.lv

        Technical team

        Reinis Reinfelds
        Guntars Sproģis
        Ivars Jansons

        xcelsior design gallery

        Marius Ilgunas
        Ieva Banišauskienė
        Office manager
        ieva@xcelsior.lv
        Kristina Bliumkinaitė