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James Dyson is a design icon in his own right. So which designs does he admire?

It's a familiar entrepreneurial scenario: punter encounters problem, thinks up own way to fix it, sells it on to other punters with similar problems, stands to make stacks of cash.

Dyson has pretty well staked out hand hygiene territory with its Airblade technology (there are 110 patents and patents pending on Airblade hand dryers and the latest Dyson digital motor has another 100 patents secured or pending). And the new Dyson Airblade Tap hand dryer takes things to the next level, allowing users to both wash and dry their hands all while standing at the sink.