Sam Hecht and Kim Colin are partners of the design office Industrial Facility in London. Their designs reflect both a meticulous attention to detail and a thoughtful consideration of form. Hecht is from London; Colin is from Los Angeles. Together they have developed production projects for companies ranging from Yamaha and Issey Miyake to Herman Miller and Mattiazzi. They are probably best known for their work with Muji Japan, as world designers for more than 20 years, creating beauty out of utility in the products, furniture and exhibitions they design.
The studio’s work has been well documented, with over fifty international awards, including 6 iF Hannover Gold Awards. Their projects are part of most significant permanent collections including the MoMA, New York; Centre Pompidou, Paris; the Chicago Art Institute and the V&A museum in London, amongst others, and was the subject of the exhibition ‘Industrial Facility: Some Recent Projects’, held at the Design Museum in 2008. Both Hecht and Colin have been appointed as ‘Royal Designers’, as well as being nominated for the Prince Phillip design prize. A monograph of their complete works has been published by Phaidon and in 2015 they presented their curatorial exhibition ‘Beauty as Unfinished Business’ at the Saint Etienne Biennale in France.