"I made 5,127 prototypes of my vacuum... There were 5,126 failures. But I learned from each one."
James Dyson, Fast Company magazine (May 2007)
In 1978, designer James Dyson (b. 1947) noticed that the suction of his vacuum cleaner diminished as the bag started to fill with dust. He realized that a system in which dust is siphoned into a bin, rather than retained by a filter, would maintain the suction of the appliance. Five years and some 5,127 prototypes later, Dyson had invented the technology that would be the cornerstone of the iconic Dyson vacuum cleaner.
James Dyson studied at the Royal College of Art, where he began a career in design that would lead him to develop many unique ideas. However, his big breakthrough came seven years after he began his research into developing filtering processes for vacuum cleaners.
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