by MICHAEL YOUNG
In 2013, James Irvine RDI, the influential British-born, Milan-based, product and furniture designer, left us all too soon. In this beautiful and gentle memento mori to a life cut short, designer Michael Young honours an icon of the international design world who saw the democratic work of architects and designers as the “work of unknown heroes.” A nod to Irvine’s favourite cocktail, this gin and tonic glass was launched at Bar Basso during Milan Design Week 2015.
Numbered edition, sold in pairs.
In 1994, after working alongside Tom Dixon in London, Michael Young started his studio and operated in England, Iceland, and Taiwan before settling in Hong Kong in 2006. Young designs a wide variety of objects such as headphones, glassware, watches, bicycles, furniture, lighting, and bags. He is interested in combining design with the technical abilities of the local industry and often works directly with manufacturers and industrialists. Throughout his career, he worked with clients such as Coca-Cola, Bacardi, Cappellini, and Trussardi. His work has been exhibited in the Pompidou Museum and the Louvre Museum in Paris, Design Museum in London, and solo exhibitions in Kyoto, Miami, Hong Kong, Milan, Paris, and Belgium.