Bodoni est une collection de tables conçue par Sam Hecht et Kim Colin et inspirée, dans le contraste entre les lignes verticales épaisses et les lignes horizontales fines, par la famille de polices de caractères typographiques du même nom. L’architecture est essentielle et presque archétypale dans sa composition de quatre pieds robustes qui, comme des piliers, soutiennent une surface légère, fixe ou extensible, dans un contraste graphique intéressant qui devient typographique. Une simplicité absolue également pour le processus d’assemblage, conçu pour réduire toute complexité. Disponible dans de nombreuses dimensions et variations de couleurs, Bodoni est également moderne dans ses finitions: les pieds et les jonctions sont en aluminium, tandis que le plateau est en Fenix, Laminam ou marbre.

Sam Hecht and Kim Colin

Sam Hecht and Kim Colin consider in their work both a thoughtful consideration of form and a unique understanding of contemporary life, creating beauty out of utility in the products, furniture and exhibitions they design. Hecht, from London, trained as an industrial designer, while Colin, from Los Angeles, trained as an architect; together they have helped their clients to produce items that display an understanding of both cultural relevance and spatial use. Remarkably, the designers’ work appears as one continuou project across a vast array of industries, where the cross-pollination of disciplines has enabled continuous development of the studio’s intelligence. In 2018 their complete works were published by Phaidon Press in a new book entitled simply ‘Industrial Facility’. Both Hecht and Colin are Royal Designers for Industry and Fellows of the Royal Society of Arts, honours that recognise sustained design excellence, work of aesthetic value and of significant benefit to society. Their works are held in permanent collections worldwide, including the Museum of Modern Art and the Cooper Hewitt in New York; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Art Institute of Chicago; Centre Pompidou, Paris; and the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Design Museum, both in London.