JAMES IRVINE born in London in 1958, graduated from Kingston Polytechnic Design School (1981 BA) and The Royal College of Art (1984 MA). In 1984 he moved to Milan. From 1984 to 1992 he was a design consultant for Olivetti designing industrial products under the direction of Michele De Lucchi and Ettore Sottsass. In 1988 opened private design studio. Clients included Cappellini, CBI, BRF and SCP. From 1993 to 1997 in parallel to private studio, was a partner of Sottsass Associati and was responsible for the industrial design group. In 1993 he had his first personal exhibition at the Royal College of Art Stockholm. In 1999 he completed the design of the new city bus for the Hannover transport system √ústra. 131 buses have been built by Mercedes Benz. Today his design studio in Milan is working with various internationally renowned companies including Artemide, B&B Italia, WMF, Alfi, Magis, Whirlpool, Arabia, Mabeg and Canon Japan.

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