De­sign Mu­seum’s Alex Newson likes the Fa­cil­i­ties

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I love In­dus­trial Fa­cil­ity prod­ucts, as not only do they look good, they’re great to use. All the stu­dio’s in­no­va­tions are de­vel­oped with the end user firmly in mind and with a deep un­der­stand­ing of hu­man be­hav­iour. Colour high­lights are used spar­ingly to con­vey in­for­ma­tion but there’s no gim­micks – ev­ery el­e­ment of the de­sign is con­sid­ered care­fully.

One of its most re­cent de­signs, the Bot­tle Watch for Nava, is a per­fect ex­am­ple. The el­e­gant de­sign of the clock face is in­spired by the bot­tom of a glass bot­tle. In­dus­trial Fa­cil­ity’s pry­ing eyes no­ticed that there are usu­ally 60 evenly spaced dim­ples and ridges around a bot­tle’s un­der­side. Of course, nor­mally th­ese pre­vent suc­tion and stop the bot­tle stick­ing to a ta­ble, but on a watch they cor­re­spond to min­utes per­fectly.

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