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James Dyson

(1947-), Designer and inventor

Sir James Dyson

Sitter in 4 portraits
The industrial designer James Dyson began designing a bag-less vacuum cleaner in 1978 and sold the first models in 1991. Others of his inventions include a bladeless fan and an ultra-efficient hand dryer. In 1993 he opened a research centre and factory in Wiltshire. The James Dyson Foundation encourages young people to consider engineering as a career and the annual James Dyson award recognises young inventors.

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James Dyson ('James, Inventor'), by Julian Opie - NPG 6917

James Dyson ('James, Inventor')

by Julian Opie
inkjet on canvas, 2010
NPG 6917

James Dyson, by Anne-Katrin Purkiss - NPG x87219

James Dyson

by Anne-Katrin Purkiss
bromide print, 1996
NPG x87219

James Dyson, by Steve Speller - NPG x126101

James Dyson

by Steve Speller
cibachrome print, March 1996
NPG x126101

James Dyson, by Harry Borden - NPG x126988

James Dyson

by Harry Borden
archival digital C-type print, 30 April 1999
NPG x126988


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