“Usefulness in Small Things (Rizzoli), by Sam Hecht and Kim Colin of the minimally minded studio Industrial Facility, is a survey of inexpensive objects collected from around the globe by the designers—from the ultra-ubiquitous to the painfully clever.” ~Surface
“Individual objects in the collection weren’t conceived with the larger questions about design and art. Yes, these are things you use and throw away, things that are so hopelessly flawed, too. Presented as a whole, though, the collection is an interesting commentary on design—a though that makes you think, to use Hecht’s phrase.” ~dwell.com
"...it packs a large punch." ~Metropolis Magazine
“It is the best sort of design book, a volume of original information and insight garnered from real world experiences.” ~core77.com
Sam Hecht and Kim Colin are the founding principals of Industrial Facility, a design studio based in London whose clients include Muji, Herman Miller, Issey Miyake, Established and Sons, and Hitachi. Paul Smith is a fashion designer based in London. Deyan Sudjic is the director of the Design Museum in London.