Design Museum’s Alex Newson likes the Facilities
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.