Author(s): Paola Antonelli
This book is the first monograph on the product designer Ross Lovegrove. Written by the designer himself, with a forward by Paola Antonelli, it presents a complete overview of the designer's career, featuring realized and unrealized project. While the main texts explains Ross Lovegrove's philosophy and way of working, the products descriptions reveal the main feature and characteristic of every project. This book will present the work of Ross Lovegrove, one of the most interesting and fascinating individuals working in contemporary design. His work includes a wide range of products from furniture to high-tech products, from water bottles to airplane seats and explores the possibility of realizing sculptural and organic shapes through modern technology and material. Born in 1958, Lovegrove studied industrial design at Manchester Polytechnic and at the Royal College of Art in London. At the beginning of the eighties he started working for the industrial design consultancy Frogdesign in Germany, where he was assigned to projects for Apple and Sony. After this experience he became an in-house designer for Knoll in Paris where he developed different office systems.
Paola Antonelli is Curator for the Department of Architecture and Design at the New York Museum of Modern Art. She has been a Contributing Editor for Domus magazine and the Design Editor of Abitare. She has lectured at the University of California, Harvard University Graduate School of Design, and has taught across Europe and the United States.
Forward by Paola Antonelli - Introduction - Process - Materials and Physicality - Technology and Structure - Organic Essentialism - List of Works - Bibliography