“Industrial Facility creates new identities for lost objects.” Wallpaper magazine, September 2008
Industrial Facility was formed by Sam Hecht and Kim Colin to investigate and contextualise objects so that their potential for progress is revealed. Our staff includes Japanese Designer Ippei Matsumoto, who joined the office soon after its formation; German Designer Philipp Von Lintel; and Studio Manager Petra Schmidt. Hecht and Colin have run teaching programs at the Royal College of Art. Hecht has been a Visiting Professor at HfG Karlsruhe and in 2009 he became a Royal Designer for Industry and nominated for the Prince Philip Prize. The office was given its fourth IF Hanover Gold Award in 2012 and won the Designs of the Year award for Furniture in 2011.