Ross Lovegrove - Contemporary Art London Friday, October 13, 2006 | Phillips

Create your first list.

Select an existing list or create a new list to share and manage lots you follow.

  • Literature

    Paola Antonelli, Supernatural: The work of Ross Lovegrove, London, 2004, pp. 184-185 for form application study of the liquid series

  • Catalogue Essay

    British designer Ross Lovegrove creates products that are not only aesthetically pleasing in their curvaceous and viscous shapes but that are also a testament to his deep understanding of nature’s efficient solutions to structural problems. His products are both purposeful and responsible, never made with more material than absolutely necessary. This approach illustrates his concern for the environment as well as his dedication to materials and their innate qualities.

    Lovegrove looks to nature to provide the most direct solution to a design problem, often mimicking natural processes in state-of-the-art materials such as milled aluminum, as seen in the prototype “Liquid Bench.” The bench utilizes a material which relates aesthetically to liquid form, the relationship between material and form being at the root of this design. It is a triumph in contemporary design, completely of the moment, while also rooted in organic ideology.

    Born in Wales, Lovegrove studied at Manchester Polytechnic and the Royal College of Art in London and is one of the most well-known designers working today. He has designed for Cappellini, Moroso, Ty Nant, Tag Heuer, Japan Airlines, Issey Miyake and Yamagiwa Corporation and his designs are held in the permanent collections of the MOMA in New York, the Design Museum in London and the Vitra Museum in Weil Am Rhein. Lovegrove has received numerous awards for his designs, most recently the World Technology Prize for Design.


Prototype "Liquid Bench"

Milled polished aluminum.
23 5/8 x 114 1/2 x 37 1/2 in. (60 x 290.8 x 95.3 cm)

£70,000 - 90,000 

Sold for £120,000

Contemporary Art

14 Oct 2006, 7pm