Magnus Wästberg, the man behind the eponymous brand, believes that lamps must respond to our primeval instincts

Published in News
Friday, 09 January 2015 10:27

9 January: This week’s most read

Smart cities, architectural photography and Apple's Jony Ive were some of the things Icon readers read about most this week

Published in Comment
Wednesday, 07 January 2015 09:17

Industrial Facility

The London-based studio has designed a range of home office furniture for Brazilian brand TOG that includes a chair made from Coke bottles

Published in News

The 2013 judges picked Konstantin Grcic's Bench B as the winner of this category. Here are this year's nominees for the award

Published in News
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 11:10

Icon Awards 2014: shortlist revealed

The judges have announced the nominees for this year's awards. Click here for the full list and details of the awards ceremony on 4 December

Published in News
Monday, 23 June 2014 16:07

Terence Woodgate

Some simple, innovative and beautiful designs that are pleasing to the eye and to the hand. All designed with longevity in mind, to be enjoyed every single day for a very long time

Published in Five Most Wanted
Tuesday, 04 February 2014 17:10

Profile: Industrial Facility

The London-based product-design studio, Industrial Facility, who make prototypes of their minimalist designs out of paper, has also set up an online store to sell their creations that is intended as a "research tool"

Published in Features
Friday, 06 September 2013 15:36

Icon 124: Shopping

September is the biggest month in London’s design calendar and this month we bring you the biggest ever edition of Icon – on Shopping. 6A Architects has designed a flagship store for Paul Smith and Zaha Hadid is moving into retail. We explore Amazon’s gargantuan distribution sheds, talk to Industrial Facility and ask how the British High Street can survive. And the Icon Design Trail brings you the best of LDF. 

 

Published in NEWS
Tuesday, 16 August 2011 11:50

The Joy of Stuff Part 2

Designers Sam Hecht and Kim Colin – better known as Industrial Facility – have been collecting curious examples of inexpensive industrial design for years.

Published in Features
Tuesday, 16 August 2011 11:32

The Joy of Stuff Part 1

Designers Sam Hecht and Kim Colin – better known as Industrial Facility – have been collecting curious examples of inexpensive industrial design for years.

Published in Features
Thursday, 04 August 2011 09:32

Beautiful rejects

“There’s a saying in our trade: the better the idea, the more unlikely it will see the light of day,” says Sam Hecht, partner of design studio Industrial Facility.

Published in Features
Thursday, 28 July 2011 15:44

New Simplicity pop-up exhibition

A key, a pen and a torch are all part of an exhibition looking at simplicity in design.

Published in News
Wednesday, 14 July 2010 11:03

Milan Furniture Fair: Five Chairs

E15, Offect, Källemo, Branca and Magis - the five chairs.

Published in News
Thursday, 08 July 2010 12:18

Is Design Playing With Your Emotions?

Is design playing with your 
emotions? What objects are most special to you? Which do you love?

Published in Features
Wednesday, 07 July 2010 13:40

Industrial Facility

We asked designers Sam Hecht and Kim Colin – Industrial Facility – 
to delve into their collection of cheap things. In the latest in the series, they (carefully) pull out a combination of two dangerous tools.

Published in News
Thursday, 22 April 2010 11:31

Milan: Estd by Established & Sons

The British furniture brand that made its name by working with some very big-name designers launched a collection of anonymous products at the Milan furniture fair.

Published in News
Thursday, 17 December 2009 14:55

Under A Fiver: Industrial Facility

We asked designers Sam Hecht and Kim Colin – Industrial Facility – 
to delve into their collection of cheap things. In the latest in the series, they peel – or is it wash? – a potato with a special pair of gloves.

Published in News
Tuesday, 15 December 2009 09:10

Industrial Facility

We asked designers Sam Hecht and Kim Colin – Industrial Facility – 
to delve into their collection of cheap things. In the latest in the series, they get to grips with a zipper that they discovered in the USA.

Tuesday, 14 July 2009 13:42

Industrial Facility

We asked designers Sam Hecht and Kim Colin - Industrial Facility - to delve into their collection of cheap things.

Published in ICON 070 | April 2009

Artist Martin Creed talks about entertainment, meaning and radiators with Industrial Facility's Sam Hecht.

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