Kim Colin was born in California where she earned a BA from UCLA and a MArch from SCI-Arc. She co-founded Industrial Facility with her partner Sam Hecht in 2002, bringing her architectural perspective to the practice of industrial design. Her work reflects both a meticulous attention to detail, and a thoughtful consideration of context; creating beauty out of utility. She develops projects for international companies including Herman Miller, Emeco, Novo Nordisk and Mattiazzi, which she and Sam art-direct. Her work has received six IF Gold Awards and is in permanent design collections including MoMA, the Centre Pompidou and the Design Museum, London. Kim has taught at the AA, the Royal College of Art and ÉCAL. Writing is an important part of her practice, where she clarifies a contextual narrative beyond the physical object. Industrial Facility’s first complete monograph was published in 2019 by Phaidon Press.