Sam Hecht was born in London in 1969. He studied Industrial Design at the Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design and later at the Royal College of Art. After extensive work experience, he founded a design studio called "Industrial Facility" in London in 2002, with Kim Colin. He has designed for Epson, Issey Miyake, Herman Miller and Mattiazzi, among others. He has been designing for Muji, a company of which he is also general consultant, since 2002. He has received more than 40 international awards including the "IF Hannover Gold Awards" five times over. His pieces belong to the permanent collections of the world's leading museums, particularly New York's MoMA, the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the SFMOMA and the Chicago Art Institute. In 2008, he was nominated "Royal Designer for Industry" by the "British Royal Society of Arts" and in 2011 "Design of the Year" for furniture by the Design Museum in London.