James Dyson had a keen understanding and passion for engineering while enriching his artistic knowledge at London's Byam Shaw art school. Having the courses, tools, and resources to paint, but more importantly, to build, Dyson began his ongoing and intimate relationship with a new type of architecture. Also, having design heroes like Michael Faraday, Charles Goodyear, and Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Dyson had a solid scientific and creative foundation on which he began to build his ideas. After developing a high-speed landing craft in school, Dyson's engineering aspirations took off.
He began creating prototypes for products that solved everyday problems for everyday people. His development of a new style of wheelbarrow--one with a big round ball as the wheel and large back feet (as to not sink into the ground) was his first big work. He then moved on to what he is most widely known for: vacuums. Five thousand prototypes later, Dyson created his first vacuum: the Dual Cyclone technology in his DC01 vacuum.
But is that really creative? To me, absolutely.
As seen in the video above, Dyson solves a problem with his creations, especially his vacuums. The Dyson website shares James Dyson's story of determination and persistence while building and bringing to life his ideas. But what attracts me to Dyson products is there sleek style. While fixing an everyday problem, the product you use looks good doing it. And that is always a plus.