Known for his contributions to the design of the Sony Walkman and Apple computers, as well as consulting for Louis Vuitton, it’s no wonder that Ross Lovegrove’s futurist thinking lead him to design the Sprite Collection (2004) as the essential chair. The sinuous molded wood shell gives the chair its contemporary appearance, and Lovegrove has proportioned the slim-profiled, stackable Sprite for workplaces, schools and residences, as well as public or conference seating. The Chair offers a generous seat; its back is slightly curved near the base to provide lumbar support for long-lasting comfort. A year after the Sprite was introduced, Lovegrove was honored with the World Technology Award by Time magazine and CNN. Made in U.S.A.
Suitable for dining rooms, cafés, and residential and educational applications.
Both the side and armchairs stack 8 to 10 high; rubber bumpers assure proper stacking.
2004 Good Design™ Award
Molded six-layer maple plywood shell with walnut or maple veneer; tubular steel with mirror chrome finish.
Side: H 32" W 22" D 22" Seat H 17" Armchair: H 32" W 29" D 22" Seat H 17" Arm H 25.25"
While Ross Lovegrove may not yet be as widely known and revered as Charles Eames or Philippe Starck, his elegant product and furniture designs are rapidly earning him international recognition.
Born in Cardiff, Wales, Lovegrove studied design at Manchester Polytechnic and subsequently trained at the Royal College of Art, London. He then worked for the well-known design consultancy frogdesign, where he worked on projects that included the design of the Sony Walkman and computers for Apple. As an in-house designer for Knoll International in Paris, Lovegrove designed the successful Alessandri Office System and as a co-member of the Atelier de Nimes, along with Philippe Starck and Jean Nouvel, he acted as design consultant to Luis Vuitton, Cacharel, Dupont and Hermes. Read more >