Born 1958 in Cardiff, Wales. Graduated from Manchester Polytechnic with 1st Class BA Hons Industrial Design in 1980. Master of Design of Royal College of Art, London in 1983.
In the early 80’s worked as a designer for Frog Design in West Germany on projects such as Walkmans for Sony, Computers for Apple Computers, later moved to Paris as a consultant to Knoll International. Invited to join the Atelier de Nimes along with Jean Nouvel and Phillipe Stark, consulting to amongst others Cacharel, Louis Vuitton, Hermes and Dupont. Returning to London in 1986 he has completed projects for amongst others Airbus Industries, Cappellini, Moroso, Artemide, Driade, Apple Computers, Issey Miyake, Vitra, Motorola, Biomega, LVMH, Yamagiwa Corporation, Tag Heuer, Hackman, Alias, Herman Miller, Renault, and JAL (Japan Airlines).
Ross Lovegrove is a designer and visionary whose work is considered to be at the very apex of stimulating a profound change in the physicality of our three-dimensional world.
Alcantara and Ross Lovegrove unveiled “Transmission“, their latest collaboration, which was on display in the Victoria and Albert Museum’s Tapestries for 2017 London Design Festival. The installation was created by the British designer to mark the fifteenth edition of the annual design event, which brings together the biggest names from the industry to London, for a week-long celebration of design and innovation.
British designer Ross Lovegrove, inspired by the Devonshire Hunting Tapestries at the V&A, created “Transmission”, a spectacular 21-metre-long fluid and free-standing three-dimensional tapestry, which is made entirely from Alcantara, the renowned Italian material.
Created using Alcantara, a tactile and pliable material, the soft undulating folds of the installation reflect and highlight both colours and forms of the medieval tapestries. The versatility of the material is highlighted in the different methods of treatment, including colouring and embellishment.