Richard hutten born in 1967 in zwollerkerspel, the netherlands.hutten studied at the academy of industrial design eindhoven, graduating in 1991. that same year he started his own design studio in rotterdam. hutten is an exponent of 'droog design', in which he has been involved since it's inception in 1993.in 1994 he gained international attention with his artistic pieces 'the cross' and 's(h)it on it'. richard hutten is the creator of many children-friendly products as the 'bronto' chair,the â€˜elephant hassocksâ€?and the 'dumbo' cup.his 'no sign of design' and 'table upon table' concept designs have been exhibited worldwide. hutten's work is part of the permanent collections of, among others, centraal museum utrecht, stedelijk museum of modern art in amsterdam,vitra museum in weil am rhein, san francisco museum of modern art. recent works include a collection of silver for the parisian christofle and the interior of the 'parkrand housing' building, designed by MVRDV architects in amsterdam.
'homo ludens' playing man, is the first retrospective of the work of richard hutten, currently on show at the kunsthal museum in rotterdam (june 9 - october 7, 2007).