James IrvineDeyan Sudjic, Jasper Morrison, Francesca Picchi et al.

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A complete monograph on the work of the influential British-born, Milan-based furniture and product designer James Irvine (1958-2013).

James Irvine is an intimate look into the work and life of a design legend. Previously unpublished drawings, sketches, models and images from Irvine's archives and personal anecdotes and texts from the designers who worked directly with him, including Jasper Morrison, Marc Newson, Konstantin Grcic and Naoto Fukasawa, reveal Irvine's passions, interests and idiosyncracies like never before.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Size: 270 × 205 mm (10 5/8 × 8 1/8 in)
  • Pages: 240 pp
  • Illustrations: 600 illustrations
  • ISBN: 9780714868967

Contributors include designers Michele De Lucchi, George Sowden, Giulio Cappellini, Stefano Giovannoni, Thomas Sandell, Jasper Morrison, Konstantin Grcic, Naoto Fukasawa, Alberto Meda and Marc Newson, design critics Deyan Sudjic and Francesca Picchi and Marialaura Rossiello, Irvine's design partner and wife.

"Phaidon's James Irvine is the most comprehensive book on the furniture designer that we've read." —Departures' Home & Design spring supplement.

"James Irvine reads like a nostalgic tribute to Irvine's life and work." —FastCompany

"The monograph is a celebration of the designer's practice." —DesignBoom

"Beautiful volume... One of our best of 2015."—Elle Decor Italia

"This monograph… is rich in insights."—World of Interiors

"Beautifully charts his life and work, illustrated with previously unpublished drawings and photography. [With] Touching and personal recollections."—Crafts