Ross Lovegrove was born in 1958, Cardiff, Wales. Lovegrove graduated from Manchester polytechnic with 1st class BA hons industrial design in 1980. He was the "master of design" of Royal College of Art in London in 1983. He worked on projects such as walkmans for Sony. Lovegrove designed computers for Apple and later moved to Paris as a consultant to Knoll International, becoming author of the highly successful Alessandri office system.