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Focused on creating exceptional products and promoting Japanese design known for its distinctively harmonious aesthetic, Idea International strives to reflect Japan's unique culture in its products. Japan's long history and unique culture has created an original design vision. Minimal and innovative, Japanese design is known for imaginative and creative solutions and visual harmony. Beyond being a driving force in creating and promoting Japanese design, IDEA International supports designers from all over the world. As a manufacturer and design company from Japan, IDEA supports and directs designer's creations to find the best solution through its own distinctive filter.
Sam Hecht and Kim Colin formed design office Industrial Facility in London to explore the junction between industrial design and the world around us. Ippei Matsumoto joined the office soon after its formation and acts as Senior Designer. Industrial Facility considers and designs objects of varying purpose in relation to their spatial, cultural and performative landscapes. Their project areas include furniture, electronics, consumer products, cultural institutions, transportation and fashion.
Industrial Facility has received international recognition with numerous awards, exhibitions and publications. In 2007, the office received its third consecutive IF Hanover Gold. In 2008, Industrial Facility was voted Product Designer of the Year while also being nominated for the Prince Philip Designer's Prize. Works are included in the permanent collections of the MoMA, New York; Centre Pompidou, Paris; State Museum of Applied Arts, Munich; The Israel Museum, Jerusalem; and the Museum Fur Kunsthandwerk, Frankfurt.