James, Irvine

James Irvine was born in London. Graduated in 1984 at The Royal College of Art. The same year he moved to Milan, Italy.
From 1984 to 1992 he was a design consultant for Olivetti design studio Milan designing industrial products under the direction of Michele De Lucchi and Ettore Sottsass. In 1997 he worked for one year at the Toshiba Design Centre in Tokyo.
In 2004 he was elected an RDI – Royal Designer for Industry by the Royal Society of Arts in London.
His design studio in Milan, opened in 1998, has worked with various internationally renowned companies including Artemide, B&B Italia, Canon, Ikea, Magis, Olivetti, Whirlpool and Zumtobel.