“Ross’ designs are wonderfully complex. Each is a combination of technology and aesthetic research where the beauty of nature takes shape. Chlorophilia is an intelligent and scenic lamp, where every element can be reproduced and multiplied”
i visited Britain’s Kew Gardens to study leaf structures and design. Chlorophilia is mainly influenced by large tropical plants with leaves that have broken, irregular edges. When overlapped, their multi-layered density is beautiful.
it is all about lightness and light, plus using forms and surfaces to capture shadows in a space. This way there is a dialogue between the source and walls of interiors. i began with an exchange between an organic structure and digital surface. it becomes a core reference in my work as i endeavour to remain true to contemporary possibilities.
Embedded in the product’s spirit is a trace back to the Art Nouveau era.. .not in the retrospective sense but in the way that creatives during that period were trying to discover ways to soften technology and bring in a romantic dimension.
it is a system whereby the only investment is in the single leaf element, which can be repeated into infinite variants to create vast installations in public spaces or intimate settings at home. The surface algorithm is sophisticated, in terms of capturing and projecting illumination. This is a very subtle but important novelty which we achieved due to the way we use software and parametric modelling.
THE FINAL PRODUCT
chlorophilia is essentially a modern and lightweight replacement of glass as the optical values one can achieve today in polymers, are exceptional.
EMBEDDED iN THE PRODUCT’S SPiRIT iS A TRACE BACK TO THE ART NOUVEAU ERA…
Ross LovEGRovE The UK based, multi award winning industrial designer is the creator behind visionary products for brands like Kartell, Cappellini, Moroso, Artemide, Luceplan, Driade, Apple, vitra and many more. His works have made it to permanent collections of several renowned museums world over like New York’s MoMa and London’s Design Museum.
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