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Material Tendencies: Richard Hutten

Posted by Walter Phillips on 23.07.2015 - Tagged as: , ,

Richard Hutten - Photo © Architonic

Richard Hutten – Photo © Architonic

Richard Hutten is known for his playful approach to design. Always wondering how he might add something fresh and unusual, his aim is to create new possibilities to the already existing. His works reflect his personal signature, which might be described as optimistic, fun, friendly and surprising.


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Richard Hutten, 'Table Chair' for Droog Design, 1991, Hutten's graduation project

Since Richard Hutten graduated with his famous ‘Table Chair’ in 1991 from the Design Academy in Eindhoven he established himself as one of the most important representatives of the characteristical contemporary Dutch Design. The Design museum Gent dedicated its next exhibition to 18 years of playful and humorous creations by Richard Hutten.

'Dumbo' by Richard Hutten, 2001, Hutten's most popular design

'Sexy Relaxy' by Richards Hutten, 2000

The exhibition will be open from Saturday 27 February until Sunday 6 June 2010.

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to the Design museum Gent

The Why Factory by MVRDV

The Why Factory by MVRDV, photo by Rob't Hart

The Dutch architects of MVRDV designed this tribune, a new think tank called ‘‘The Why Factory’’, at the Faculty of Architecture at the Delft University of Technology. The project was awarded with this year’s LAi prize. The flexible furniture are designed by Richard Hutten.

The Why Factory by MVRDV

The Why Factory by MVRDV, photo by Rob't Hart

“After a fire destroyed their premises, The Why Factory and the faculty of architecture of Delft University moved into the former main building of the university. An interior courtyard was created and designated as the new residence of The Why Factory. MVRDV designed the three floor tall wooden structure, containing lecture halls, meeting rooms and the premises of the research institute. An auditorium stair climbs to the top, literally putting the students on top of their teachers.

The structure distinguishes itself by its bright orange colour which clearly identifies The Why Factory as an independent research centre within the Faculty of Architecture, Delft University of Technology. Furniture designer Richard Hutten designed flexible furniture to allow the space around the tribune to switch function between research hall, lecture hall and exhibition space.”

The Why Factory by MVRDV

The Why Factory by MVRDV, photo by TU Delft

The Why Factory by MVRDV, photo by Rob’t Hart

The Why Factory by MVRDV, photo by Rob’t Hart

Client: TU Delft

Budget: 150.000 Euro (Construction)

Surface: 370m2 Tribune and 195m2 orange floor

Site :950m2

Location: Julianalaan Delft, Netherlands

Projectteam: Winy Maas, Jacob van Rijs and Nathalie de Vries with Anton Wubben, Riccardo Ferrari, Simon Potier, Jonas Klock and Diana Lopez

Engineering: Braaksma&Roos Architectenbureau, Den Haag

Contractor: Meesterbouw BV , Den Haag

Interior: Meesterbouw BV , Den Haag

Furniture: Richard Hutten, Rotterdam, NL

Electrical Installations E.T.A.B. de Vest, Delft

Installations Cofely West Utiliteit BV, Rijswijk

Lighting: Henk van der Geest, Amsterdam, NL

Floor finishes Cem Plaat BV, Enschede

Loose furniture (chairs etc.) Vitra, Ouderkerk aan de Amstel

Construction: ABT

to the MVRDV website

For technical support contact Alfred Giolai ‘The Why Factory Tribune’ at the Delft University of Technology by MVRDV (NL)