Richard Hutten

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Richard Hutten: Chair 'Rhino'

Richard G. J. Hutten (born 30 March 1967 in Zwollerkerspel) is a Dutch designer. Hutten started his own design studio in 1991 in Rotterdam after graduating from the Design Academy Eindhoven.

Hutten's work is part of the permanent collections of the Centraal Museum Utrecht, the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Philippe Starck used some of Huttens designs for the interiors of the Delano Hotel Miami and the Mondrian Hotel Los Angeles. His work has also been exhibited in Milan, Cologne, Paris, London, Berlin, Weimar, Toronto, Ghent, Verona (Abitare il Tempo), Amsterdam (Stedelijk Museum), Rotterdam (Kunsthal and Museum Boijmans van Beuningen), Utrecht (Centraal Museum), Den Bosch (Museum het Kruithuis), Breda (Museum De Beyerd), New York (Museum of Modern Art), Copenhagen (Louisiana Museum), Helsinki (Industry Museum & Alvar Aalto Museum), Bremen (Ubersee Museum), Montreal, Tokyo (Idée, E&Y), Osaka, Stuttgart (Design Centre) and San Francisco (Museum of Modern Art).

Hutten is well known for what he refers to as 'No sign of design' furniture: functional furniture in a highly conceptual and humorous style. Hutten's 'Table upon table' concept is a clear example of this style. Hutten is a prominent exponent of "Droog Design" ("Dry design"), in which he has been involved since its inception in 1993.

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