Sam Hecht and Kim Colin founded their studio Industrial Facility in 2002. Their designs reflect both a meticulous attention to detail and a thoughtful consideration of context, creating beauty out of utility in the products, furniture and exhibitions they design. Both Hecht and Colin have been awarded Royal Designers for Industry by the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce.
On Their Design Philosophy
"Cutting through the extraneous is an approach found at every level of our design process. Not setting out to produce something different but rather, something better, designs that will last and give satisfaction beyond what is often called for by the customer."
On Scandinavian Design
"We continually stand back and admire the resourcefulness depicted in the work of Scandinavian designers—they make you feel a lot through few expression points. They know, as we do, that a pleasant life is generated by the sum of everything. If things are brash or out of kilter with the atmosphere, it becomes emotionally excessive."