About the designer: Sam Hecht
Born in 1969, Sam Hecht studied at Central St Martins School of Art while being apprenticed to David Chipperfield. He completed his Masters at the RCA 1993 and then worked in California and Tokyo. He was appointed Head of Industrial Design at IDEO in 1999 and founded Industrial Facility with Kim Colin in 2002. In 2008 he was elected a Royal Designer for Industry, the highest accolade a designer can receive in the UK.