Richard Hutten

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Richard G. J. Hutten
Richard Hutten, 2015.jpg
Richard Hutten, 2015
Born30 March 1967
AwardsDutch Furniture Award, 1996[1]
WebsiteHutten design studio

Richard G. J. Hutten (born 30 March 1967, in Zwollerkerspel) is a Dutch designer, working on diverse projects such as furniture, product, interior, and exhibition design.


Hutten graduating from the Design Academy Eindhoven in 1991, and started his own design studio [2] in Rotterdam after the same year.

Hutten has been involved with Droog Design (Dry design) since its inception in 1993, and has been a prominent exponent ever since.

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.



The work of Hutten has also been exhibited in the Netherlands from Rotterdam (Kunsthal and Museum Boijmans van Beuningen), Amsterdam (Stedelijk Museum), Utrecht (Centraal Museum), Den Bosch (Museum het Kruithuis) to Breda (Museum De Beyerd),

In Europe there have been presentati, such as in Ghent, Belgium, in Germany in Berlin, Bremen (Ubersee Museum), Cologne, Stuttgart (Design Centre) and Weimar and further on in London, Paris, Milan, Verona (Abitare il Tempo), Copenhagen (Louisiana Museum), and Helsinki (Industry Museum & Alvar Aalto Museum).

Outside Europe his work is shown among other places in New York City (Museum of Modern Art), Montreal, Toronto, Tokyo (Idée, E&Y), Osaka, and San Francisco (Museum of Modern Art).


Richard Hutten: Chair 'Rhino'

Hutten's work is part of the permanent collections in the Netherlands in the Centraal Museum Utrecht, and the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam.

Further on his work is present in 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.


  1. ^ Brigitte Fitoussi, Richard Hutten, Aaron Betsky. Richard Hutten: works in use, 1996. p. 227
  2. ^ Hutten design studio

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