Rija in Latvian means threshing barn and it has been one of the most important buildings in traditional Latvian farmsteads for centuries. A lot like threshing barn, the shop Rija also gathers the best of Latvian craftsmen’s work.
Riija is a contemporary Latvian lifestyle concept store that offers an insight into the great works of local designers. Here you can find aesthetically, beautiful, modern and at the same time functional design objects whose design concept is a continuation of Latvian craft traditions with a contemporary touch. Creating the store, the team has worked almost like art exhibition curators by finding the best and most unique pieces. No wonder that the authors of the store concept are fashion designers themselves.
The wide range of ethno-contemporary goods include local contemporary furniture, interior objects, textile, tableware, jewellery design as well as clothing, cosmetics and even some sweets. The interior of the shop is dominated by light and natural colours and with its Nordic simplicity is a real candy for the eye. I advise everyone to visit Riija, even if you are not planning to purchase anything – it’s worth going in just for looking around and getting inspired by the unique and creative atmosphere.