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Sam Hecht and Kim Colin
Designers Sam Hecht and Kim Colin of London-based Industrial Facility create work that balances the need to live a full life with the desire to keep things simple. British-born Hecht’s contemplative approach and attention to detail complements California-born Colin’s architectural sensibility; together they design furniture and products that relate to the landscapes where they are used.
Colin says, “We strive for simplicity of use that is not to the detriment of good functionality”. Hecht adds, “What comes out of it is a kind of equilibrium where products are relevant and lasting”.
Their studio, Industrial Facility, is located in central London’s Clerkenwell neighbourhood, itself a place of opposites, hip and professional, home to thinkers and entertainers. The studio is small in number, eclectic in talent.