James Irvine
JAMES IRVINE
 
James Irvine
Born in London in December 1958. In 1984 graduated at the Royal College of Art 1984. Moved to Milan in 1984. Design consultant for Olivetti design studio Milan from 1984 to 1992, designing industrial products ranging from office furniture to personal computers under the direction of Michele De Lucchi and Ettore Sottsass. In 1987, for a cultural exchange organised by Olivetti, he worked for one year at the Toshiba Design Center in Tokyo making design research for industrial products. Returned to Milan in 1988 he opened a private design studio. Clients and projects for personal studio include: Cappellini, Alessi Twergi, SCP, Vitra, CBI, Interlübke, Üstra, Campeggi, WMF, Egizia, Magis. Since 1992, in parallel to his private studio, he is a partner of Sottsass Associati Milan and is responsable for the industrial design group. In 1993 first personal exhibition held at the Royal College of Art, Stockholm.