Sam Hecht and Kim Colin’s world-renowned, London-based studio is one of the most influential in industrial design, and their work has enjoyed a global cult following, thanks to its combination of simplicity and intellectual rigor. This book presents a carefully crafted visual narrative interspersed with candid conversations among key collaborators, project notes, and a collection of essays. The book concludes with a catalogue raisonné, showcasing more than 200 projects that together reveal Industrial Facility’s distinct clarity of vision.
Sam Hecht and Kim Colin founded Industrial Facility in 2002, and have since collaborated with companies as diverse as Emeco, Issey Miyake, and Muji. The studio has won more than 50 international awards and its designs feature in numerous permanent collections including MoMA, SFMoMA, and the Art Institute of Chicago; Centre Pompidou, Paris; and Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Their book, Usefulness in Small Things, was published in 2011.