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James Irvine

james irvine portrait

James Irvine (1958-2013) is one of the more prominent English industrial designers working today. Cutting his teeth at the Royal College of Art in London, Irvine began his career working as a consultant for Olivetti in Milan under the direction of Michele de Lucchi and Ettore Sottsass. He opened his private design firm in 1988 but also worked as a partner at Sottsass Associati from 1993 through 1998. His list of clients includes B&B Italia, Thonet, Canon, Foscarini, Magis, and Ikea. His work has crossed a variety of boundaries, and ranges from fax machines to furniture, from lighting to textiles.


irvine wastberg 082t led lamp

Irvine 082t

Free of hinges or knobs, this 2008 piece is designed by James Irvine and features three pivot points, all of which can tilt 360 degrees.

Open Chair

What to do when the summer weather's so darn nice? Find a seat outside and perch in the sun for as long as you possibly can. We like the look of this bright seat by designer James Irvine for Alias, and imagine it would make a nice place to enjoy a lemonade.