What’s Lovegrove got to do with it?
What do the Sony Walkman, Apple computer and Knoll Sprite chair have in common? Industrial engineer, Ross Lovegrove, has had a hand in designing each of these recognizable items. A pioneer in design, Lovegrove continues to create amazing things.
Knoll recently launched a new line of tablesdesigned by Lovegrove.
Ross Lovegrove (born 1958, Wales) studied design at Manchester Polytechnic and subsequently trained at the Royal College of Art, London. He then worked for the well-known design consultancy group, frogdesign, where he worked on projects that included the design of the Sony Walkman and computers for Apple. He later served as an in-house designer for Knoll International in Paris, Lovegrove designed the successful Alessandri Office System, and as a co-member of the Atelier de Nimes, along with Philippe Starck and Jean Nouvel, he acted as design consultant to Louis Vuitton, Cacharel, Dupont and Hermes. In 1990, he set up his own design office in London called Studio X. Lovegrove is inspired by forms of the natural world, the possibilities of new manufacturing techniques and the ability to evoke an emotional response in users. Many agree that Lovegrove’s humanistic approach and organic sensibility have set a direction for design in the next century.