Ross Lovegrove (born, 1958, Penarth, Wales) is an industrial designer, perhaps best known for his work on the Sony Walkman.
He studied at Manchester Polytechnic (now Manchester Metropolitan University), graduating with a First Class BA in Industrial Design in 1980 and then went to the Royal College of Art, London in 1983 where he completed his master of design. His inspiration mainly comes from organic forms and structures.
In the early 80s he worked as a designer for frog design in West Germany on projects such as walkmans for Sony, computers for Apple computers, and later moved to Paris as a consultant to Knoll International, becoming author of the highly successful Alessandri office system. Invited to join the Atelier de Nîmes along with and , he consulted for, amongst others, Louis Vuitton, Hermes and Dupont.
Winner of numerous international awards his work has been extensively published and exhibited internationally including the museum of modern art in New York, the , New York, the Axis Centre, Japan, the Pompidou Centre, Paris, and the Design Museum, London, where in 1993 he curated the first permanent collection. Lovegrove was awarded the World Technology Award by Time magazine and CNN in November 2005. The same year, he was awarded the very prestigious for the products created for VitrA.