Ross Lovegrove is a London-based designer.Born in Wales, Lovegrove graduated from Manchester Polytechnic with a bachelors degree in industrial design in 1980 and a masters in design from London’s Royal College of Art in 1983.
Lovegrove was as a designer for Germany’s Frog Design in the 80s, working on projects such as Sony Walkmans and Apple’s Mac computers. After moving to Paris, he designed the Alessandri Office System whilst working for Knoll International. Around the same time, Lovegrove was invited to join the legendary Atelier de Nîmes, consulting the likes of Louis Vuitton, Cacharel, Hermes and Dupont, alongside Jean Nouvel and Phillipe Stark.
After returning to London in 1986, Lovegrove has worked for clients such as Moroso, Airbus Industries, Japan Airlines, Biomega, Peugeot, Renault, Apple, Motorola, Tag Heuer, Issey Miyake, Yamagiwa, Kartell and Herman Miller. Many industrial leaders view Lovegrove’s designs as the new aesthetic expression for the 21st century.
Lovegrove has a deeply human and resourceful approach to design. His camera, car, train, aviation and architecture designs show optimism, innovation and vitality. The designer’s work is inspired by the logic and beauty of nature and the organic form, as well as technology.
Lovegrove has won numerous international awards and his work is exhibited in permanent collections of design museums around the world, including New York’s Museum of Modern Art and London’s Design Museum.
Ross Lovegrove was named as one of the 500 most newsworthy forces in the design world in the 2017 Dezeen Hotlist.