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with pain and emotion we regret to inform you that our dear friend james irvine is no longer with us.
he passed away in the milan hospital fatebenefratelli at midnight.
the world of industrial design has lost another great.
his extraordinary talent and creativity brought him to create good design, pure and simple.
things that will live on for many years to come.
we will miss him.
was born in london, graduated in 1984 at the RCA royal college of art in london.
the same year he moved to milan. from 1984 to 1992 he was a design consultant for olivetti and collaborated with ettore sottsass and michele de lucchi.
in 1987 he went to tokyo to direct the design research devision at the toshiba design centre and returned to milan in 1988 to start a design practice of his own
and in parallel to become partner of sottsass associati.
clients of his milan studio are alias, artemide, B&B italia, canon, coro, foscarini, LG, magis, marsotto, MDF italia, muji, olivari, olivetti, pamar,
phaidon, ströer, thonet, whirlpool, WMF and zumtobel.