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Industrial Facility: A Work in Process
Sam Hecht and Kim Colin of London-based studio Industrial Facility discuss the process of making their first monograph that documents their complete works.
The book, Industrial Facility, is an in-depth exploration into the studio’s contextual design process and a testament to the graceful equilibrium of function, form, relevance and beauty, that exists in their designs. It includes a carefully crafted visual narrative with new photography by Angela Moore, interspersed with conversations among key collaborators, project notes and a catalogue raisonné covering over 200 projects.
Hecht and Colin will be in discussion with collaborators Paul Neale of Graphic Thought Facility, philosopher Peter Kapos and the Design Museum’s Director, Deyan Sudjic.
The talk will be followed by a book signing with the authors in the Design Museum atrium.
Sam Hecht and Kim Colin founded the design studio Industrial Facility in 2002. Together they have helped companies including Muji, Herman Miller, Mattiazzi, Emeco and Wästberg to produce products that display an understanding of cultural relevance and spatial use. The studio has won numerous awards and their work is held in collections worldwide.
Peter Kapos is a curator and writer with a background in fine art and philosophy. He is lecturer in Art and Design at Camberwell College of Arts, and is the creative director of Systems Studio. He is curator of the exhibition The Ulm Model at Raven Row (2016) and wrote the foreword for the republication of Braun+Design Collection.
Paul Neale is Co-founder, Principal and Creative Director at London-based consultancy Graphic Thought Facility (GTF), with partners Huw Morgan and Andrew Stevens. GTF has an international reputation for appropriate, effective and original solutions. They have regularly collaborated with Industrial Facility on exhibitions and book design.
Deyan Sudjic, OBE is the Director of the Design Museum. His career has spanned journalism, teaching and writing. Previously Deyan was Director of Glasgow UK City of Architecture and Director of the Venice Architecture Biennale. Deyan has published many books on design and architecture and was made an OBE in 2000.