At Design Miami 2008 we had the pleasure to document a conversation between British designer Ross Lovegrove and Dr. Albrecht Bangert about Ross Lovegrove’s work for Swarovski Crystal Palace and specifically his piece Liquid Space. In this conversation Ross Lovegrove talks about how the piece fits into his work, the piece itself (the aesthetic and functional connection between chandelier and the table), the role of the luxury industry for industrial designers (“it’s a patron, it’s like the Medicis in some way”), luxury and modesty, liquid forms and organic design, prospective ideas for crystals (crystal powder to create crystal clouds), and the collaboration with Swarovski Crystal Palace.
Ross Lovegrove is one of the world’s leading industrial designers. He started his career in the 1980s at Frog Design on projects for Apple Computers and Sony. His products range from the Walkman to outdoor lighting and airplane interiors. He has won many awards and his work is held in permanent collections in design museums around the world including the Museum of Modern Art, the Design Museum in London and the Neue Sammlung in Munich.
Dr. Albrecht Bangert is active in the design community as publisher, author and exhibition curator. His publishing house has won numerous prizes for publications and concepts for museum exhibitions.
Design Miami 2008, Miami / Florida. December 2, 2008.
PS: Interview with Nadja Swarovski.
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