Sam Hecht (born in London, 1969) is a partner and founder of the design office Industrial Facility in London, alongside Kim Colin. His designs reflect both a meticulous attention to detail and a thoughtful consideration of its context. He has developed production projects for companies ranging from Emeco and Issey Miyake to Herman Miller and Mattiazzi. He is probably best known for his work with Muji Japan, as world designer since 2002. Hecht creates beauty out of utility in the products, furniture and exhibitions he designs. His studio’s work has been well documented, with over fifty international awards, including 6 iF Hannover Gold Awards, and work forms part of most significant permanent collections including the MoMA, New York; Centre Pompidou, Paris; SFMOMA and the Chicago Art Institute, amongst others, and was the subject of the exhibition ‘Industrial Facility: Some Recent Projects’, held at the Design Museum in 2008. Hecht was appointed ‘Royal Designer for Industry’ in 2008, as well as being nominated for the Prince Phillip design prize. In 2011 and 2013 the studio was awarded ‘Design of the Year’ for furniture from the Design Museum, London and Elle Decoration respectively.