Ross Lovegrove graduated from Manchester Polytechnic with a first-class BA Honours in industrial design in 1980 and in 1983 from the Royal College of Art with a Masters of Design degree. In the early 1980s he worked as a designer for Frog Design in West Germany on projects for Sony and Apple Computers. Later he moved to Paris as a consultant to Knoll International, becoming the author of the highly successful Alessandri Office System. He was then invited to join the Atelier de Nimes along with Jean Nouvel and Philippe Starck, consulting to among others Louis Vuitton, Hermes and Dupont.
Returning to London in 1986 he has completed projects for the likes of Airbus Industries, Kartell, Ceccotti, Cappellini, Idee, Moroso, Luceplan, Driade, Peugeot, Apple Computers, Issey Miyake, Vitra, Olympus Cameras, Yamagiwa Corporation, Tag Heuer, Hackman, Alias, Herman Miller, Japan Airlines and Toyo Ito Architects, Japan.
Winner of numerous international awards, his work has been extensively published and exhibited internationally including the Museum of Modern Art and the Guggenheim Museum in New York, Axis Centre in Japan, Pompidou Centre in Paris and the Design Museum in London – where in 1993 he curated the first permanent collection. Lovegrove was awarded the World Technology Award by Time magazine and CNN in November 2005.