Later this month, Samuel Ross will turn 32. At this age, the British designer and creative director has achieved a level of industry-spanning achievements that is, quite frankly, overwhelming. After studies in graphic design and illustration, and stints in advertising and product design, the creative was scouted by Virgil Abloh, working on a plethora of the late designer’s collaborative projects. In 2014, he founded A-COLD-WALL*, a deeply intellectual and critical luxury menswear line. Five years later, he opened SR_A, a design studio that’s worked with giants like Nike and Apple.
Designer Samuel Ross Finds Truth in Furniture
“COARSE,” the British creative’s first show in New York, opens tonight at Friedman Benda. Through materials ranging from Abidjan clay to turmeric, the exhibition explores diasporic geographies, regionalized aesthetics, and the true purpose of furniture.