By hook and by book, Industrial Facility take Milan

Sam Hecht and Kim Colin visit this year's Salone del Mobile with not one, but five sleek new products
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Industrial Facility's launch in Milan
Industrial Facility's launch in Milan

The acclaimed British designers Sam Hecht and Kim Colin, better known as Industrial Facility, have made everything from watches to tents and kitchens to hair dryers. So, it shouldn't come as any surprise to discover that, at this year's Salone del Mobile in Milan, Industrial Facility are launching quite a few new goods.

 

Industrial Facility's launch in Milan
Industrial Facility's launch in Milan

The best of these is, of course, their Phaidon book, the first complete monograph on this award-winning design studio. Sam and Kim joined representatives from the Italian furniture manufacturers Mattiazzi, Herman Miller and Phaidon ourselves, at a special exhibition and press reception at Piazza Castello 16, in the city yesterday, to celebrate the publication.

 

Palmo by Industrial Facility
Palmo by Industrial Facility

Mattiazzi also helped Industrial Facility to introduce fair-goers to Palmo, a beautifully rounded, solid-ash hook, which comes in a range of different finishes and is suitable for a variety of items. Produced for Mattiazzi, Palmos is on show in Hall 20, Stand E08, at the fair until 22 April.

 

Piatto by Industrial Facility
Piatto by Industrial Facility

Meanwhile, the designers' Piatto range of steel tables and chairs is also on show in the city. The collection, made for Italian metalwork experts Fucina, consists of black and mirror-like, highly polished steel elements. You can take look at it until 22 April, at Via Marsala 7, in Milan. 

 

Tumbler by Industrial Facility
Tumbler by Industrial Facility

Milanese design mavens should also look out for Industrial Facility's Tumbler outdoor light – an all-black LED lamp, that employs the same kind of joint to link the lamp to the pole as scaffolders use. This forms part of a group show, U-Joints, at Via Archimede 26, Milan, until 22 April.

 

Magic Tape by Industrial Facility
Magic Tape by Industrial Facility

Finally, the design practice has also teamed up with the Swiss art and design school, ECAL, to create a 3-D printed Sellotape dispenser. Called Magic Tape, the plastic tub with a slit in the top and a serrated edge around the rim prove how just how simple good design should be.

You can take a look at this at the ECAL Digital Market, Spazio Orso 16 , Via dell’Orso 16, Milan, until 22 April. 

 

Industrial Facility

If you can’t make it – or even if you're there already – consider ordering a copy of our new book on this award-winning design studio, here.


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