It is not often that one has the opportunity interact with cutting-edge, idiosyncratic personalities like Ross Lovegrove. Driven by a desire to present contemporary work to a design-hungry public, Luminaire invited Lovegrove to share the inspiration behind his latest projects, from furnishings to housewares to experimental objects that challenge people to rethink design possibilities.
Lovegrove enchanted guests by bringing together art, technology, science and industry into an experimental explosion of design products. Referring to himself as an ‘evolutionary biologist’ rather than a designer, Lovegrove expressed his fascination with form. His objects reflect a desire to create beautiful forms, and he heralds the digital technologies that make curious fantasies a well-designed reality.
A reception following Lovegrove’s presentation gave guests one on one time with the sociable, captivating designer. It was an entertaining and evocative evening, with many minds moved by the words and designs of this award-winning figure.
Wednesday, October 1, 1997