March 9, 2015 / OLD news posts
Sam Hecht

‘A design classic is a term applied to something that people have historically felt attracted to and are happy to have in their lives. Things that are shiny and simple in what they do and what they stand for often become classics. My top choices are the “Picardie” glassware by Duralex [(1); 1954], which is almost indestructible and has that rare ability to appear safe and satisfying even when scratched from heavy use, and Arne Jacobsen’s “Series 7 3107” chair (1955), which speaks of comfort and simplicity.’

Sam Hecht, co-founder, Industrial Facility (; @industrialfacil)

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