Ross Lovegrove

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Ross Lovegrove
Portrait of Ross Lovegrove.jpg
Born 1958
Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
Occupation Industrial Designer

Ross Lovegrove (born 1958 in Cardiff, Wales) is an industrial designer.[1]


Lovegrove studied at Manchester Polytechnic (now Manchester Metropolitan University), graduating with a First Class BA in Industrial Design in 1980 and then went to the Royal College of Art, London in 1983 where he completed his master of design. His inspiration mainly comes from organic forms and structures.

In the early 1980s he worked as a designer for Frog Design in West Germany on projects such as walkmans for Sony, computers for Apple computers, and later moved to Paris as a consultant to Knoll International. 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. 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


RedDot Best of the Best (2010) [2] Hungarian Design Prize Batimat Design Award (2009) [3] Vogue Traveller Ecology Prize, SOLAR TREE MAK Vienna, (2007) Elle Decor (2006) Good Design (2006) Wall Paper Design Award (2006) World Technology Prize, Time Magazine/CNN (2005) Final Nomination for the Prince Phillip Design Prize (2004) Good Design (2004) JANUS Paris (2004) Awarded Royal Designer for Industry by The Royal Society of Arts (2004) 'Designer of the Year', A & W Hamburg (2001) ID Magazine Good Design Award (2000) iF Industrie Forum Design Award, Hannover (1999) Medaille de la Ville de Paris (1998) George Nelson Award (1998) D&AD Silver Medalist 'G' Mark Federal Design Prize Japan

Curated the first permanent collection. Lovegrove was awarded the World Technology Award by Time magazine and CNN in November 2005.[4] The same year, he was awarded the very prestigious Red Dot Design Award [2] for the products created for VitrA [5]


  1. ^ About Us – Ross Lovegrove. Retrieved on 2014-04-01.
  2. ^ a b online-exhibition | Red Dot Award: Product Design. Retrieved on 2014-04-01.
  3. ^ sun tunnel by Lovegrove. VELUX. Retrieved on 2014-04-01.
  4. ^ ross lovegrove interview. (2007-01-15). Retrieved on 2014-04-01.
  5. ^ VitrA Bathroom Culture. Retrieved on 2014-04-01.

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