Sadly, James Irvine died last night at a hospital in Milan, where he had practised since graduating from the RCA in London in 1984, having gone there initially to act as a design consultant to Olivetti. He moved in the same circles as other design heroes of ours, such as Ettore Sottsass and Michele De Lucchi. He was to work with many of the world's great design-led brands, most recently Thonet and Muji.
There is a brief obituary to him on Dezeen here, that inlcudes this interview filmed in 2010.
There is a round ceiling version, Ø565mm H110mm:
and a rectangular ceiling version, L1030mm or 1330mm, W230mm:
Coloured filters can be mounted at the back, in blue...
Both shapes are available as pendants. The circular version is one of the finest lights in this well-populated classification -- nothing to be added or taken away:
Here's the linear pendant...
The pendant versions can also be fitted with coloured filters:
They have been in the catalogue since 2000. The best way to celebrate James Irvine's life, for those of us who did not know him personally, is to remember, appreciate and specify what he created.