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Ludovic Roth was born in Strasbourg, France and currently resides in Paris. In 2004 he received his Bachelor of Arts from University March Bloch at Strasbourg and in 2008, he received his degree in Interior Architecture Design from Ecole Bleue. Upon graduation, Ludovic began working at the Fabrice Berrux design studio in Paris where he honed his skill in industrial design and interior architecture design. Currently, Ludovic works as a freelancer for a variety of international clients including US-based cell phone accessories designer, Case-Mate. Most recently, he designed Colorways, a contemporary, three piece, modular iPhone 4 case.

1. Architecture
I’m simply fascinated by great architecture. Herzog & de Meuron, Jeal Nouvel and Shigeru Ban are all sources of inspiration for me.

2. Alexander Calder
Alexander Calder is one of my favorite artists. I especially love his piece, The Red Spider. The dynamic shapes, sharp angles, red color, rivets, overwhelming size and materials symbolize modernity.

3. Street Art
Cities are the largest exhibition areas. I like to get a daily dose of inspiration when I walk around my home town or any city I’m visiting.

4. The Details
As an industrial designer, I pay close attention to the smallest details in an object. I believe detail truly tells us about the designer’s state of mind. From screws to materials, each detail reveals the product’s essence.

5. Nature
Nature is a continual source of inspiration. I often look to nature first to find inspiration. For instance, when I designed Colorways, I was inspired by the shape and movement of ocean waves.

Jaime Derringer, Founder + Executive Editor of Design Milk, is a Jersey girl living in SoCal. She dreams about funky, artistic jewelry + having enough free time to enjoy some of her favorite things—running, reading, making music, and drawing.