Richard Hutten: Works in Use
Essays by Paola Antonelli, Aaron Betsky and Brigitte Fitoussi. Interviews with Humberto Campana, Konstantin Grcic, Karl Lagerfeld, Karim Rashid, et al.
The Dutch designer Richard Hutten is barely 38 and has already made an indelible mark in the international design world. In 2008, if everything goes according to plan, a design academy carrying his name will open in Seoul. Orders for his contemporary version of the Berlage chair are difficult to keep up with, and his Domoor mug, Bronto chair and Zzzidt chair (also known as the "skippy") remain very successful. At the Central Museum in Utrecht, the Netherlands, he has designed the restaurant, the garden furniture and the bookshop. Hutten's designs, or "works in use," as he likes to call them, are sought after by celebrities and colleagues alike, and several of his colleagues testify to their strong feelings about his oeuvre in this exceptional monograph: Jeffrey Bernett, Aaron Betsky, Humberto Campana, Konstantin Grcic, Masamichi Katayama, Karl Lagerfeld, Karim Rashid, Marcel Wanders and many others. Paola Antonelli introduces.