Supernatural: The Work of Ross Lovegrove

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Phaidon Press, 19 mar 2007 - 240 pagine
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"Supernatural presents the work of Ross Lovegrove, one of the most interesting and fascinating of the contemporary designers. His work ranges from furniture to high-tech products, from waterbottles to airplane seats, and explores the creation of sculptural and organic shapes using sophisticated technology and materials. In recent years Ross Lovegrove has worked on a design concept that he likes to define as 'organic essentialism', inspired by elements and aesthetics taken from the natural world and reshaped in futuristic forms. His interest in this sort of new naturalism, which he terms 'Supernatural', is accompanied by research into new materials, new applications and new methods of production. This combination of archetypal inspiration and up-to-date technology makes him one of the most interesting and unusual figures in the design world. Written by the designer himself, this is the first book to be dedicated solely to Lovegrove's work. Supernatural is a unique exploration of his mode of design, providing insights into his motivations and approach to the creative process." - inside cover flap.

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Born in 1958, Ross Lovegrove studied industrial design at Manchester Polytechnic and at the Royal College of Art, London. In the early 1980s he began to work for the industrial design consultancy Frogdesign in Germany, where he was assigned projects for Apple and Sony. After this experience he became an in-house designer for Knoll in Paris, where he developed different office systems. He returned to England in 1986 where he established his own practice and started to collaborate with the most important design manufacturers such as Kartell, Luceplan and Cappellini. He is currently working on a number of projects in Japan where he enjoys unparalleled success as a European designer.

Paola Antonelli is Curator for the Department of Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. She has been a contributing editor for Domus magazine and the Design Editor of Abitare. She has lectured at the University of California and Harvard University Graduate School of Design, and she taught throughout Europe and the United States.

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