During the last Salone del Mobile, a new initiative – Moooi Carpets, was launched. Amongst this unique collection of carpets was Ross Lovegrove’s two designs – Seaweed and Cellular. Thanks to an innovative printing technology, it was possible to reach an unlimited mix of colours and extremely high definition of printing.
Inspired by a close-up photo taken along coastline where Ross Lovegrove was born, his Seaweed design has a very personal meaning to the designer: “It grows in a beautifully raw and unpretentious place, where the tide will unknowingly rise and have you stranded”.
Genesis encompassed the building blocks of life and formed the basis of the Cellular carpet design. It evokes the theory that in the future, man-created structures might grow from a code, as in nature.
Here are a few photos from the launch event at the Via Savona. Photography by Andrew Meredith
After the successful launch during the recent Milan Design Week, the Ilabo 3D printed shoe by Ross Lovegrove will be presented as part of the Re-Inventing Shoes exhibition, at the New York Design Week within the United Nude flagship store. The shoes will be exhibited from the 8th of May until the 12th of June 2015.
“I have used this project to establish a moment where physical innovation in materials density and layered matrix node structuring, are coalesced to enhance the sensuality of the female form whilst remaining clearly technological….ultimately the shoe has been truncated to extending the perception of verticality and in doing so eliminate weight and mass which for me is a symbol of decadence” – Ross Lovegrove.