Richard Hutten is a Dutch designer born in Zwollerkerspel in 1967. He graduated from the Design Academy in Eindhoven in 1991 and opened his own design studio in Rotterdam the same year. He is one of the most influential and successful Dutch designers, known for his conceptual and innovative pieces. His works are predominantly optimistic and fun in their attempt to contribute to the cultural importance of play. Being a key exponent of “Droog Design”, he is considered one of the principal founders of the Dutch Design movement. Hutten is a renowned figure in his field, with his works held in the permanent collections of over 40 museums worldwide. Some of them include the MoMA in New York, the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, the Chicago Art Institute, and the Design Museum in Gent.