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Ross LOVEGROVE

Contact : 21 Powis Mews W11 1JN London - Royaume-Uni

Ph. +44 (0)20 7229 7104

studio@rosslovegrove.com
www.rosslovegrove.com
 
Born 1958 in Cardiff, Wales.
Graduated from Manchester Polytechnic with 1st Class BA Hons Industrial Design in 1980. Master of Design of Royal College of Art, London in 1983.

In the early 80’s worked as a designer for Frog Design in West Germany on projects such as Walkmans for Sony, Computers for Apple Computers, later moved to Paris as a consultant to Knoll International, becoming author of the highly successful Alessandri Office System.
Invited to join the Atelier de Nimes along with Jean Nouvel and Phillipe Stark, consulting to amongst others Cacharel, Louis Vuitton, Hermes and Dupont.

Returning to London in 1986 he has completed projects for amongst others Airbus Industries, Kartell, Ceccotti, Cappellini, Idee, Moroso, Luceplan, Driade, Peugeot, Apple Computers, Issey Miyake, VitrA, Olympus Cameras, Yamagiwa Corporation, Tag Heuer, Hackman, Alias, Herman Miller, Japan Airlines and Toyo Ito Architects in Japan.

Winner of numerous international awards his work has been extensively published and exhibited internationally including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Guggenheim Museum NY, Axis Centre Japan, Pompidou Centre, Paris and the Design Museum, London, when in 1993 he curated the first Permanent Collection.


AWARDS

- Awarded the World Technology Award for 2005 by Time and CNN, November 2005
- Final Nomination for the Prince Philip Design Prize 2004
- “G” Mark Federal Design Prize Japan
- JANUS Paris 2004
- D&AD Silver Medalist
- Awarded Royal Designer for Industry by The Royal Society of Arts 2004
- Nominated “Designer of the Year” by the magazine Architektur & Wohnen, Hamburg, 2001
- ID magazine Good Design award, 2000
- iF Industrie Forum Design award, Hannover, 1999
- George Nelson award, 1998
- Medaille de la Ville de Paris, 1998

His work is held in permanent collections of various design museums around the world including Museum of Modern Art in New York (MOMA), Design Museum in London and the Vitra Design Museum Weil Am Rhein, Basel, Swiss


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

- SUPERLIQUIDITY – installation Le Bain Gallery Tokyo 2005
- Installation DESIGNOSAURS at Segheria Milan April 2004 from Archeology to Architecture
- DELIGHTED by Corian with Marc Newson and James Irvine Milan Salone 2003
- ‘Expanding the Gap’ exhibition at Rendel&Spitz Gallery in Koln with Greg Lynn and Tokujin Yoshioka in January 2002
- Designer of the year 2001 A&W, Germany "Material Transition" installation at Rheinauen Space, Koln, January 2001
- ‘Sensual Organic Design’ at Yamagiwa Corporation in Tokyo
- ‘Organic Dreams’ at IDEE in Tokyo
- ‘Ross Lovegrove Objects’ in Stockholm
- ‘Ross Lovegrove - Design’ at the Danish Museum of Decorative Art in Copenhagen

Appointed Professor of Industrial Design at the Universitat fur angewandte Kunst in Wien, 2005
Author of the book SUPERNATURAL, The work of Ross Lovegrove by Phaidon with essays by Greg Lynn, Tokujin Yoshioka and Cecil Balmond.
Editor of The International Design Yearbok 2002
Most published designer of the last decade in Domus Magazine Milan.


waterbottle Ty Nant

chair Go chair

staircase DNA

seat Sky Sleeper Solo Aircraft

chair Supernatural

washbasin with integrated full pedestal Coll. Istanbul

range of universal fittings Pebble - Coll. Istanbul

modular lighting system SystemX

modular lighting system SystemX

lamp Geon

bench Public seating

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