James Dyson is a British engineering legend. A graduate of two of the UK’s most prestigious design schools (Byam Shaw School of Art – now part of Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design – and The Royal College of Art), he’s been wowing the world with his inventions since 1970, re-imagining everyday household appliances and tools like the vacuum cleaner and washing machine, and taking the world a few steps closer to the vision of the future we’d seen in The Jetsons cartoons.
Today, he and his team are at it once again, revealing the re-invention of the humble tap with the AirBlade Tap, which both washes and dries your hands.
To celebrate the great man’s work, here’s our pick of the Dyson team’s top ten best inventions.
Rotork Sea Truck
Though he’s best known for household appliances these days, Dyson’s first product was back in the early 1970s was actually the Rotork Sea Truck, a high-speed, flat-hulled, fibreglass landing craft that could be used to deliver land-based vehicles or other cargo at spots where no harbour or jetty was available.