About the DesignerJames Irvine
England (1958 - )
Born in London in 1958, James Irvine is a graduate of The Royal College of Art, London. 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. Under Olivetti's cultural exchange program, he worked for a year at the Toshiba Design Centre in Tokyo.
Irvine returned to Milan in 1988 and opened his private design studio. From 1993 to 1997, he was also a partner of Sottsass Associati Milan and was responsible for the industrial design group. In 1999, he completed the design of the new city bus for the Hanover transport system Üstra, in collaboration with Mercedes Benz.
In 2004, Irvine was the guest of honor at the fair Interieur in Kortrijk, and was elected RDI Royal Designer for Industry by the Royal Society of Arts in London. He has worked with various internationally renowned companies including Alfi, Artemide, Arabia, B&B Italia, Canon Japan, Coro, Duravit, Foscarini, Magis, Olivari, Plank, Thonet, Whirlpool and WMF.
- Designed for six coats
- Stable and suitable for heavy use
- Name of the design refers to the number of hooks: Sei is Italian for six
- Material: Epoxy Coated Steel