Artist Talk: Industrial Facility

Tuesday, Feb 25, 2020 6 – 7:30 pm

The Art Institute of Chicago
230 S. Columbus Dr.
Chicago, IL 60603

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s Visiting Artists Program presents Industrial Facility.

London-based studio Industrial Facility was cofounded by designers Sam Hecht and Kim Colin. Their approach reflects both a thoughtful consideration of form and a unique understanding of contemporary life, creating beauty out of utility in the products, furniture, and exhibitions they design. Hecht, from London, trained as an industrial designer, while Colin, from Los Angeles, trained as an architect. Together, they have helped their clients to produce items that display an understanding of both cultural relevance and spatial use. With a roster of pioneering clients, including Muji, Herman Miller, Emeco, Mattiazzi, and Santa & Cole, they are regarded for both their philosophical and pragmatic approaches. In 2019, they became art directors for the Italian furniture company Mattiazzi.

Presented in partnership with the William Bronson and Grayce Slovet Mitchell Lecture Series in SAIC’s Department of Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Designed Objects

This lecture event is free, non-ticketed and open to the public. Doors will open at 5:45 p.m. For more information, visit

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Image: Industrial Facility, LANG All-in-One Drinks System