Sam Hecht was born in London in 1969. He co-founded Industrial Facility with his partner Kim Colin in 2002. His designs reflect both a meticulous attention to detail, and a thoughtful consideration of context; creating beauty out of utility. He has developed production projects for companies ranging from MUJI and Issey Miyake, to Wästberg and Mattiazzi, where he acts as art-director. He has received six IF Gold Awards, and his work forms part of most significant permanent collections including MoMA, New York and the Centre Pompidou, Paris. He has taught at the Royal College of Art (where he graduated in 1993), and as visiting professor of Karlsruhe University. 2019 saw the publication by Phaidon of Industrial Facility’s first complete monograph.