School of Design
Tutor, Design for Manufacture
- Design Products
Industrial designer James Lamb is a Tutor in Design Products at the Royal College of Art, teaching on the Design for Manufacture platform.
James has been a practicing industrial designer since 1992. His designs have sold in their millions and have won many international design awards. James has taught design process and innovation at universities for the last 8 years, including the RCA and as RAE Visiting Professor in Innovation to Brunel University.Show more
James runs a design consultancy, Lamb Industries, from Bath.
James studied Industrial Design at Brunel University, Runnymede. His professional design career started with James Dyson, working from his coach house in Bath. Dyson Appliances quickly grew into a multinational manufacturing powerhouse giving Lamb a strong grounding in design, management and mass production.After leaving Dyson in 1997 James went on to design consultancy with Random Product Design before becoming a founding Director of The Alloy, a consultancy that is still thriving. Since then he has co-founded The Product Works before establishing Lamb Industries in 2010.
Lamb Industries’ strength is in a depth and diversity of experience. Current projects are in aerospace, photography, industrial waste systems, truck cranes and an EU FP7 research project concerned with smart materials.Show more
During his career James has designed numerous telecom products, a supercomputer, film props for Spielberg and Disney, medical products including surgical instruments, firefighting equipment, structural packaging, vacuum cleaners, consumer products and professional equipment. Clients have included HP, BP, BT, Johnson & Johnson, Gillette and P&G.
James has designed products that are one-offs, batch produced items and designs that have been produced in their millions in most conceivable materials for manifold manufacturing processes.