The design works of Ross Lovegrove maintain a trinity between technology, materials science and intelligent organic forms and structures that nature has evolved. Lovegrove likes to push the boundaries of rapidly developing technologies and enjoys the digital age of the 21st century. His passion for form in motion and the embodiment of lightness is clearly reflected in his visionary work.
Architonic met the British Designer in Milan and asked him what first comes to mind when confronted with the decision to work with ONE material only for the next three years. What would it be?
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Thermoplastic non woven fabric applied by Nendo
With the Milan Design Week ‘Senseware’ the exhibition of Tokyo Fiber was opened at the Triennale. With inspiring applications and designs by international designers and architects such as Shigeru Ban, Ross Lovegrove, Gwenael Nicolas and Kengo Kuma the Japanese textile industry showed the potential of its new inventions.
Applied as minimal lampshades
For the minimal lampshades the Japnaese design studio Nendo used the highly thermoplastic non woven fabric, invented by Asahi Kasei Corporation.
Carbon fibre chair designed by Shigeru Ban
Shigeru Ban´s carbon fibre chair consists of a thin aluminium frame and carbon fibres by Teijin Ltd.
Optical fibres in concrete by Kengo Kuma
Kengo Kuma´s installation is an application of optical fibres cast into concrete blocks. The fibres are produced by Mitsubishi Rayon Co., Ltd.
A sculpture of a mono-filament by Yasuhiro Suzuki
This highly elastic mono-filament is produced by Toyobo Co., Ltd. and can be used as a cushioning material.
to the Tokyo Fiber website