Ross Lovegrove was born in Wales in 1959. He studied at Manchester Polytechnic where he graduated in 1980. Lovegrove received his Master of Design at the Royal College of Art in London in 1983. His design experience expands well beyond the realm of furniture. Following his training in London, Lovegrove worked for design consultancy Frog Design in West Germany, where he collaborated on many projects including the design of the Sony Walkman and Apple computers.
Lovegrove later moved to Paris, where he worked as a consultant for Knoll International. During his time at Knoll in Paris, he designed the successful Alessandri Office System. He was then invited to join the Atelier de Nimes along with Jean Nouvel and Philippe Stark and consulted to Luis Vuitton, Cacharel, Dupong and others.
In 1990, Lovegrove opened his own design studio, Studio X, in London. He has designed several Knoll products, including the Lovegrove table, Surf Collection, Decathalon Collection, Bebop mobile cart and Sprite chair. No matter the project, forms of the natural world, new manufacturing techniques and the ability to evoke an emotional response in users inspire Lovegrove’s designs.
Ross Lovegrove has won numerous international awards over the years and his work has been published and exhibited at museums around the world. Some of his work is held in permanent collections at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Design Museum in London.
Lovegrove’s organic, innovative and deeply human designs have been recognized as the new aesthetic expression for the 21st Century.