Richard Hutten on the Power of Curiosity

Richard Hutten, a Rotterdam-based designer, stands as one of the most influential and successful Dutch designers to date. Renowned for his conceptual and playful designs, Hutten has been following his heart since the early 1990s to design thoughtful products that benefit both humanity and the planet. Today, he still believes that curiosity is the key driving force for creativity.  

Editorial Team27 Jul 2023

Richard Hutten is an award-winning, visionary designer who has been at the forefront of the design industry for over three decades. Back in the early 1990s, Hutten was already addressing social and environmental issues through his design works, which have since become a testament to this belief. 


Hutten's famous designs, such as the one of the most recognisable millennial design, Dombo Mug, and new seats - made of recycled materials of the old ones - for Amsterdam's Schiphol airport, which seamlessly blend functionality, sustainability, and beauty. One of the speakers at the Business of Design Week (BODW) 2022, Hutten's ideas and designs will continue to inspire and shape the industry for years to come.  With permanent collections in over 50 museums around the world, Hutten's impact on the design world is undeniable.