American textile designer, artist and furniture designer Ross Littell was a passionate advocate of Scandinavian design.
After receiving a degree in industrial design from Pratt Institute in New York Littell soon began an illustrious career producing designs for the likes of Knoll and Herman Miller in the 1950's and 1960's. He moved to Copenhagen in 1960 where his appreciation for Scandinavian design developed. Littell later moved to Italy before finally returning to his native California. During his time in Europe, Littell worked with a number of prominent textile and furniture manufacturers.
Geometry, nature and motion proved constant inspirations for Littell throughout his career. In particular, he developed innovative fabric patterns based on mathematical combinations and rhythm. The resulting optical designs proved influential and are now a familiar image of the 1960’s.