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Richard Hutten

Richard Hutten (1967 Zwollerkerspel) graduated at the Academy Industrial Design Eindhoven in 1991. That same year he started his own designstudio, working on a variety of projects such as: furniture-, product-, interior- and exhibition design.
He developed his 'No sign of design' and 'Table upon table' concepts.
He is one of the most internationally successful Dutch designers; a key exponent of "Droog Design", in which he has been involved since it's inception in 1993.

His work is part of the permanent collections of, among others, Centraal Museum Utrecht, Stedelijk Museum of Modern Art Amsterdam, Vitra Museum Weil am Rhein, 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 clients include Hidden, Harvink, DMD, Planet, Sawaya & Moroni , REEEL, E&Y Tokyo, IDÉE Tokyo, Englender UK, S.M.A.K. Iceland, Pure-design Toronto, Centraal Museum Utrecht, MOSS New York, Donna Karan New York, Maxfield Los Angeles, Karl Lagerveld, KPN telecom and HRH Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands.

His work has been exhibited in
Milan, Köln, Paris, London, Berlin, Weimar, Toronto, Gent, Verona (Abitare il Tempo), Amsterdam (Stedelijk Museum), Rotterdam (Kunsthal and Museum Boymans van Beuningen), Utrecht (Centraal Museum), Den Bosch (Museum het Kruithuis), Breda (Museum De Beyerd), New York (Museum of Modern art), Kopenhagen (Louisiana Museum), Helsinki (Industry Museum & Alvar Aalto Museum), Bremen (Ubersee Museum), Montreal, Tokyo (Idée, E&Y), Osaka, Stuttgard (Design Centre) and San Francisco (Museum of Modern Art).

His work has been published in
all the leading international design magazines, among which: Items (NL), Design Report (D) Designo Interior (S), Blue Print (GB), Interni (I), Abitare (I), Design News (J), Wind (J), Axis (J), Vieuw on Colors (NL/F), Vieuw on interior (NL/F), Architectur und wohnen (D), Wallpaper (GB) Intramuros (F) and several issues of the international Design Yearbook (GB).


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iD / Cutlery

Flatware gets a distinctively Dutch touch with this set of utensils by Richard Hutten for Royal VKB, which give the staid straight lines of basic silverware a playful peephole. The stainless steel set is one of the iD / Cutlery collections from designers which also include Gijs Bakker, Atelier Bow Wow, and Ineke Hans.

Dwell Reports iD Detail

iD Flatware

Long handles give better leverage when you’re trying to sneak a taste of mashed potatoes from the person seated next to you. The unique looped handle allows for storage beyond the standard drawer. Try keeping these on display, hung on a series of kitchen hooks. The chopsticks that come with the series are a nice touch, but their gray plastic construction doesn’t quite befit the quality of their iD counterparts. Thicker handle girth would make for a better feel.