Founded by Iain Sinclair in 1964, Iain Sinclair Design is a design house that conceives, designs and develops highly innovative consumer products for global markets, using an in-house team of specialist industrial designers, electronic/mechanical engineers and CGI (Computer Generated Image) artists. The team is directed by Iain Sinclair and Grant Sinclair.
Led by a belief in, and commitment to superior quality design and innovation, Iain Sinclair's design team have created many world first products including: Liteblade (the first ultra thin flashlight of 1987), Flashcard (the multi-million selling, ultra thin flashlight of 1993), Smartlite (the first smart flashlight in 1988) and Eon (the first white LED flashlight of 1997 - US patents granted for using white LED technology in a portable lighting device). The company designs are in the permanent collection of several museums worldwide including the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Science Museum of London.
The company has also designed hundreds of products for numerous other companies; furniture and lighting, clocks and watches, tableware, hi-fi equipment, intelligent games computers and other leading edge, electronics based hardware including over 100 products for Saitek Ltd (a leading computer peripheral and intelligent games console supplier) between 1980 and 1993 . Other large companies the team have designed for include Sinclair Radionics Ltd (inventors of the world's first slimline pocket calculator, world's first pocket television and the world's first mass market digital watch).
More recently the team have developed a new collection of four credit card sized products including a highly innovative folding utility knife, a high performance flashlight and a range of high definition 'point and shoot' cameras (the camera idea was conceived by Grant Sinclair).