LOGO by James Irvine

James Irvine 1958-2013

Designer Info

After receiving his diploma in furniture design at London’s Royal College of Art, James Irvine moves to Milan in 1984 as a consultant for Olivetti and Toshiba under the direction of Michele De Lucchi and Ettore Sottsass. In 1993, he becomes a partner at the Sottsass Associati firm, and opens an independent studio in 1998.

He maintains a lively interest in product design through collaborations with Canon, LG, Muji, and Whirlpool, whilst also designing for the most prestigious furnishing and lighting companies: Alias, Artemide, B&B, Coro, Foscarini, Magis, MDF, Thonet, and Zumtobel. In 1999 he designs Mercedes-Benz buses for the city of Hannover.

He also taught at Karlsruhe’s 'Hochshule fur Gestaltung' and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate at Kingston University.

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