Born in Wales, UK, in 1958, Ross Lovegrove studied industrial design at Manchester Polytechnic until 1980 before transferring to the Royal College of Art in London, where he remained until 1983. He has worked for Frogdesign, Knoll International, and is a member of Atelier de Nîmes, the design studio to which Philippe Starck, Jean Nouvel, Martine Bedin, and Gérard Barrau also belonged. In 1990 Ross Lovegrove founded Studio X in London. He is regarded as one of the most important contemporary industrial designers. His work is often inspired by forms from nature; in addition, he is an expert on ergonomy, using cutting-edge materials and manufacturing techniques.