This week Ross Lovegrove is launching a new series of 3D lighting for Barrisol, the world leading manufacturer of stretched ceilings. The new collection will be presented within a distinctive hexagon-tiled reflective pavilion, made from Barrisol’s unique mirrored material.
“Barrisol has great potential to explore organic and linear spaces. Our studio, committed to innovation and modernity, has focused on amplifying its values of acoustic dampening, reflectivity, elasticity, diffusion and lightness. This installation opens up an aesthetic territory between the deep ocean and deep space, forming a dialogue for the 21st century between aquatic biomorphism and Nasa-like intelligent systems”. Ross Lovegrove 2014
During this year’s London Design Festival, Ross Lovegrove participated in Moroso’s exhibition with the Diatom chair installation and the latest edition of System X for Yamagiwa. As part of the launch evening, Dezeen editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs chaired a panel discussion with Patrizia Moroso and Moroso’s London-based designers including Ross Lovegrove.
Thank you to Moroso, the host of such a vibrant and interesting evening!
Photography by Thomas Alexander, courtesy of Moroso
During the London Design Festival 2014, Ross Lovegrove will present the DIATOM chair together with the new series of SystemX for Yamagiwa, the Japanese lighting company. The presentation will take place at the Moroso showroom as part of Moroso’s celebration its ongoing relationship with London and its designers, between 15-30 September.
“The concept of DIATOM is to achieve a trinity between the material, technology and function, therefore to achieve lightness with stiffness, extrapolate the maximum properties from the aluminum and the manufacturing process whilst providing a chair that benefits from all these qualities as a comfortable, indoor/outdoor vertical stacking chair that is generic and long lasting in typological and useful terms.
It harnesses the highly refined art of metal pressing employed in the automotive industry, transferred over to the furniture industry, retaining as it does a minimum skin material employment made possible by its spherical geometry and embossed texture”. Ross Lovegrove 2014
Ross Lovegrove will also take part in the Talks with 100% Design programme for 2014. Together with Micheal Pawlyn, they will be discussing biomimicry and its influence on architecture and design.
Thursday 18th September 16.30 at the 100% Design, London.