Ross Lovegrove “Captain Organic”

Posted by Jakub

Design that nature creates. One of my favorite TED speakers. i love his ideas, passion and direction, i’m not the biggest fan of the design, it’s a bit too curvy and futuristic like some bigger budget Karim Rashid piece.

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Mirwen72 says:

September 14, 2008 at 2:48 am

john: It’s not a copy of Luigi Colani, it’s called stream-line design and it’s origins go all the way back to Buckminister Fuller around years 1920 (maybe). But because of that smile of yours I don’t know if you were just kidding :D…


Sean says:

September 15, 2008 at 2:11 am

@Steve, his name is Ross Lovegrove, design superstar and fellow Welshman.

I love his theory of ‘organic essentialism’ which means using nothing more, or less than is needed. Such a pure form of design


Tom says:

September 15, 2008 at 6:29 am

some interesting ideas, and I love his passion for it. Shame I don’t really like the whole stream-line design, these things look ideal for wind tunnels rather than essential living. When he talks about natural forms, it seems he’s only considering bone structure, imagine what you could do if you appreciated everything in nature in design terms.


David says:

September 17, 2008 at 7:33 pm

After watching the video, it is no wonder that the general community think designers are ego driven wankers.

It is also difficult to compare Lovegrove to Colani as they are of different generations and time frames in the development of product design.

The real question that Ross did not answer is do we need another plastic water bottle design no matter how good it is?