Industrial Facility: Sam Hecht, Kim Colin

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The first monograph on the complete works of award-winning design studio Industrial Facility

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.

Specifications:

  • Format: Hardback
  • Size: 290 x 234 mm (11 3/8 x 9 1/4 in)
  • Pages: 292 pp
  • Illustrations: 400 illustrations
  • ISBN: 9780714875798

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.

"Industrial Facility is the first monograph documenting the complete works of world-renowned design office, Industrial Facility, and its founders Sam Hecht and Kim Colin. This beautifully designed book is a fascinating exploration into Hecht and Colin's inspiring portfolio and sheds light on their growth from a respected cult-following to one of the most influential and progressive studios of industrial design."—New Design

"With a sprawling selection of work ranging from coat hangers to toothbrushes, this handsome monograph exemplifies the subtle attention to detail that has solidified Industrial Facility as a powerhouse firm."—Metropolis Online

"Celebrates the design studio partnership between award-winning architect Mr Sam Hecht and designer Ms Kim Colin [...] founders of some of the most sought-after office- and homeware."—MrPorter.com