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Described by the Financial Times as “one of contemporary design’s most quietly effective and thoughtful practices,” Industrial Facility’s projects include appliances, electronics, lighting, furniture, kitchenware, interiors and more. Sam Hecht and Kim Colin founded the design studio in 2002, and Ippei Matsumoto joined the team as Senior Designer.
Their efforts have resulted in three consecutive IF Gold Awards, exhibitions at the Design Museum and V&A in London, and permanent collections at MoMA New York and Centre Pompideu, Paris.
Born in London in 1969, Sam Hecht studied Industrial Design at the Royal College of Art. After working briefly for the architect David Chipperfield, he continued his training in the US and Japan before returning to London as head of design at IDEO.
Los Angeles native Kim Colin received her Master of Architecture degree from Sci-Arc.
Colin has taught architecture design studies at the Royal College of Art and the Architectural Association in London, where her design platforms focused on conceptual and practical relationships between branding, architecture and the urban environment. She has co-written two Industrial Facility books: “Thing that go unseen” (2002) and “Product as Landscape” (2004).