James Dyson Biography
(Founder of ‘Dyson Ltd’ and Inventor of the Dual Cyclone Bagless Vacuum Cleaner)
Birthday: May 2, 1947 (Taurus)
Born In: Cromer, England
Sir James Dyson is a British inventor who invented the Dual Cyclone bagless vacuum cleaner. A highly successful industrial designer and entrepreneur, he founded the Dyson Ltd. in 1993 which is a technology company that designs and manufactures vacuum cleaners, hand dryers, bladeless fans, and heaters. Born into a middle-class family in rural England, he had a normal childhood till the age of nine when his father died. Feeling lost without a father to guide him, James felt very insecure and started looking for ways to prove his worth. He was very intelligent and innovative from a young age, and was also blessed with a high degree of determination. Initially he decided to study painting at the Byam Shaw School of Art but later on switched to furniture and interior design at the prestigious Royal College of Art in London. As a college student he was exposed to the creative possibilities of uniting engineering with design—an invaluable lesson that eventually led him to become one of the most artistic and imaginative technological inventors of our times. Many of his inventions, including the idea for the Dual Cyclone bagless vacuum cleaner were spurred by his personal frustrations at the inefficiency of the appliances available in the market.