While Ross Lovegrove may not yet be as widely known and revered as Charles Eames or Philippe Starck, his elegant product and furniture designs are rapidly earning him international recognition.
Born in Cardiff, Wales, Lovegrove studied design at Manchester Polytechnic and subsequently trained at the Royal College of Art, London. He then worked for the well-known design consultancy frogdesign, where he worked on projects that included the design of the Sony Walkman and computers for Apple. As an in-house designer for Knoll International in Paris, Lovegrove designed the successful Alessandri Office System and as a co-member of the Atelier de Nimes, along with Philippe Starck and Jean Nouvel, he acted as design consultant to Luis Vuitton, Cacharel, Dupont and Hermes.
In 1990, he set up his own design office in London, Studio X. Since that time, his clients have included Sony, British Airways, Kartell, Cappellini, Phillips, Moroso, Apple, Luceplan, Tag Heuer, and Herman Miller. 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.
Many of his designs address ecological issues and he has worked on a proposal for a lightweight product architecture called the Solar Seed that is solar powered and inspired by the form of a cactus. Whether creating a luxury leather bag collection or a plastic thermos flask, Lovegrove's humanistic approach and organic sensibility have set a direction for design in the next century.
Supernatural is an important innovation in technology while introducing a design product that offers excellent value for the money. Lovegrove suggests this chair "represents a new vision of form, generated by digital data, resulting in a chair to be used every day, slender, lively and healthy. The liquid, organic nature of its form combines the beauty of the human anatomy with the most advanced process of industrialization of 21st-century polymers".
The Supernatural is proposed in two versions, with solid or perforated back. "The perforations also have the purpose of adding a multi-sensory effect to the chairs when light passes over them to create shadows that enrich the space and thus offer the architectural surfaces unexpected levels of beauty".
Born in Galles, Ross Lovegrove graduated at Manchester polytechnic in Industrial Design and received a master in Design at the Royal College of Art. He worked as a designer for Frog Design on projects such as Walkman for Sony and Computers for Apple. He later moved to Paris as a consultant for Knoll International and invited to join the Atelier de Nimes together with Jean Nouvel and Philippe Starck. Lovegrove is winner of numerous international awards, his work has been extensively published and exhibited internationally.
The Supernatural chair is colorful, stackable and, thanks to the special material used, is fade resistant and suited for the outdoors.