Ross Lovegrove

Ross Lovegrove (born 1958 in Cardiff, Wales) is a Welsh artist and industrial designer.[1][2]

Ross Lovegrove
Portrait of Ross Lovegrove.jpg
Lovegrove in 2007
Born1958 (age 64–65)
Cardiff, Wales
Alma materManchester Polytechnic
OccupationIndustrial Designer


Ross Lovegrove was born in Wales in 1958. He studied at Manchester Polytechnic (now Manchester Metropolitan University), graduating with a First Class BA in Industrial Design in 1980. In 1983, he graduated from the Royal College of Art with a Master of Design.[3]

In the early 1980s he worked with Hartmut Esslinger as a designer for frog design on projects such as Walkmans for Sony, and Computers for Apple Computers; he later moved to Paris to work for Knoll International, and also collaborated with Jean Nouvel and Phillipe Stark. in the late 1980s, he returned to London, and in 1990 he founded a practice of his own, Studio X.[4]

In 2007 he designed a limited edition speaker system called Muon for the British audio company KEF.[5]

In April 2017 a major retrospective of his work entitled CONVERGENCE was exhibited at the Pompidou Centre in Paris in the context of the museum's fortieth anniversary.[6][7] His work has been exhibited internationally, and is held in the permanent collection of institutions including the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, the Vitra Design Museum, and the Design Museum in London.

Personal lifeEdit

Ross Lovegrove was raised in Penarth by parents who were first cousins and who both hold the name Lovegrove.



  • Solo show[10] at Philips de Pury & Company,[11] New York, March 2017
  • Solo show at Centre Pompidou, Paris, France, April 12 – July 3, 2017[12]


  1. ^ "100% Ross Lovegrove". Phaidon Press. Retrieved 20 March 2016.
  2. ^ About Us – Ross Lovegrove. Retrieved 1 April 2014.
  3. ^ Coventry, Ross Lovegrove, Design Corporation, James. "About Us". Ross Lovegrove. Retrieved 12 September 2021.
  4. ^ "Ross Lovegrove - His design ethic is DNA: Design, Nature, Art". Luminaire. Retrieved 12 September 2021.
  5. ^ "MUON". KEF Europe. Retrieved 8 October 2022.
  6. ^ "Mutations-Créations / Ross Lovegrove". Centre Pompidou. Retrieved 9 October 2017.
  7. ^ "CONVERGENCE: ROSS LOVEGROVE AT THE POMPIDOU PARIS". 30 June 2017. Retrieved 9 October 2017.
  8. ^ online-exhibition | Red Dot Award: Product Design. Retrieved 1 April 2014.
  9. ^ VitrA Bathroom Culture. Retrieved 1 April 2014.
  10. ^ "Ross Lovegrove at Philips de Pury". Dezeen. 26 March 2007. Retrieved 27 April 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  11. ^ Rawsthorne, Alice (20 May 2007). "Jean Prouvé's Maison Tropicale at design auction". The New York Times. Retrieved 27 April 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  12. ^ Sammicheli, Marco (26 June 2017). "Lovegrove sculptor of forms". Abitare. Retrieved 27 April 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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