Ross Lovegrove

Born 1958 in Wales

1980 graduated from Manchester Polytechnic

1983 master of design of royal college of art, London

1983 worked as a designer for frog design in West Germany on projects such as Walkmans for Sony, computers for Apple Computers

1985 moved to Paris as a consultant to Knoll International (becoming author of the Alessandri office system and other office projects)

Invited to join the Atelier de Nimes along with Jean Nouvel and Philippe Stark, consulting to amongst others Cacharel, Louis Vuitton, Hermes and Dupont.

1988 Returned to London and set up STUDIO X and has completed projects with many different companies in the field of product and furniture design, creating a unique variety of culturally and commercially prominent pieces

Winner of numerous international awards his work has been 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.

Most recently, his work was shown in a solo exhibition: 'Ross Lovegrove -design' at the Danish museum of decorative art in Copenhagen, 'Ross Lovegrove objects' in Stockholm, 'organic dreams' at IDEE in Tokyo and 'sensual organic design' at Yamagiwa corporation in Tokyo.

Current projects in progress include the interior studies for the new Airbus A3XX, the largest commercial aircraft ever to be developed seating 680 passengers, due in service in 2005. The first class advanced interior for Japan Airlines for 2003 and the complete diversification programme for Tag Heuer, Switzerland due for launch in 2001.

Lovegrove, has a unique ability to seduce the consumer with appealing fluid shapes, persuasive technology, rich color and beautiful materials. He is inspired by forms of the natural world, the possibilities of new manufacturing techniques and the ability to evoke an emotional response in users.