Sam Hecht + Kim Colin: "We need contrast and tension to be able to create"





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Published on Oct 28, 2012


About Why Design
At Herman Miller design is the language we use to ask questions and seek answers to the problems our customers face. The design process is a journey into the unknown—or as George Nelson once quipped, "I have never met a designer who was retained to keep things the same as they were." Before we decide what we do and how we do it, we like to begin by asking the question "Why?" In Why Design, a new video series, we explore the world through the eyes of our designers, and share something of why we value their point of view.

Sam Hecht + Kim Colin
In 2002, architect Kim Colin and industrial designer Sam Hecht partnered to form Industrial Facility. The work of the London-based husband and wife team is marked by a rigorous approach that seeks to render the complex more simple, and the simple more elegant. Products such as the Enchord desk and mobile cabinet, and the Branca chair and table for Mattiazzi, are minimal, functional, and attuned to the world in which we live.


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