VIVID Gallery presents from April 29th to July 22 2007:

Richard Hutten

Limited Editions and Special Products

A showcase of the latest products designed by Richard Hutten.
In addition to Limited Editions
produced by Richard's studio, a selection of Special Products designed for the Boijmans Museum Rotterdam, the Gemeentemuseum The Hague and MVRDV architects will be on display. Richard's new monography, 'Works In Use' will also be presented.

The Dutch designer Richard Hutten (1967, Zwollekerspel, the Netherlands) graduated at the Academy of Industrial Design in Eindhoven in 1991. That same year he started his own design studio, 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 its inception in 1993. Richard Hutten has gained an indelible reputation in the international design world. For the Central Museum in Utrecht he has designed the restaurant, the garden furniture and the bookshop. His work is part of the permanent collections of, among others, Stedelijk Museum of Modern Art Amsterdam, Vitra Museum Weil am Rhein and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

The orders for his contemporary version of the Berlage chair are difficult to keep up with and the Domoor mug, the Bronto chair and the Zzzidt chair (the 'skippy') remain very successful. Hutten's designs are well sought after by celebrities and colleagues such as Queen Beatrix, Aaron Betsky, Humberto Campana, Karl Lagerfeld, Philippe Starck a.o.

June 9 to October 7 2007 the Kunsthal in Rotterdam will show Homo Ludens, playing man, the first retrospective of the work of Richard Hutten.