ross lovegrove: endless at the cardi black box
original content
sep 12, 2011
ross lovegrove: endless at the cardi black box


‘endless’ by ross lovegrove
galleria cardi black box, milan, italy
on now through october 1st, 2011

‘long liquid bench’, on exhibition at ross lovegrove’s solo show ‘endless’ at the galleria cardi black box

metals and natural forms are stretched to their capacity in ‘endless, an exhibition of the ‘liquid’ collection and other works
by welsh designer ross lovegrove, on now at the galleria cardi black box in milan. the two-part show, lovegrove’s first solo exhibition
in italy, sets the tables, shelves and benches in spaces that are illuminated by a custom video, letting the light and colour
play against the sinuous metal forms and reflect and refract onto the walls.

upon entering the gallery, visitors encounter ‘long liquid bench’ and ‘liquid shelving’ (previewed here), and several
of lovegrove’s ‘liquid’ tables amidst a clean white space with a video projection along each of the side walls.
the milled and polished aluminum is formed into fluid, organic-like shapes in the limited edition works.

upstairs, a video serves as backdrop to two experimental copper pieces. the hollow forms showcase metal that has been hammered
to an extremely thin sheet, and then curved into a redoubled, sinuous form whose gaps and apertures conflate the notions of interior
and exterior. all of the works in ‘endless’ bring to mind a questioning of bodies, and the polished but unfinished surfaces celebrate natural beauty.

the video installations that lovegrove designed for the exhibition feature abstract and animated impressions
of the play of light and colour, set to near-white noise (video following article).


downstairs gallery view
image © designboom


gallery view upon entering the space
image © designboom


‘liquid shelving’
image © designboom


3/4 view of ‘liquid shelving’
image © designboom


the downstairs exhibition showcases works from ross lovegrove’s ‘liquid’ series; the upstairs gallery, new copper works; both include a video installation
image © designboom


‘liquid table bioform’
image © designboom


detail view, with refractions from the video installation visible on the metal
image © designboom


‘liquid trilobal table’
image © designboom


upstairs gallery view
image © designboom


full view
image © designboom


detail view looking into the interior, with the changes of colour a natural effect of the play of light on the piece’s form
image © designboom


designer ross lovegrove in front of ‘liquid shelving’ at the cardi black box
portrait © designboom


video of upstairs gallery space
video © designboom

comments policy
LOG IN VIA
login with designboom
designboom's comment policy guidelines
generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

- please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
- please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
- please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
- please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
- please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
(there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
the best 100-200 entries too.)

a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.

product library