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Richard Hutten – No Sign of Design

Richard Hutten (1967) fully embraces the conventions of design with his No sign of design furniture. It is sleek and functional, but not entirely without humor. He incorporates architecture in his design or plays with three-dimensionality, which results in comic but clear design.

With his designs Hutten likes to engage with cultural phenomena. His representation of Miffy for the Nijntje Art Parade project shows how he mixes an artistic concept with his playful humor. Miffy is a three-dimensional sculpture, but has the same face from every side. This way Hutten lets the viewer look at the drawn character as if it is still the flat cartoon. Three-dimensionality does not prevent the designer from showing you a two-dimensional figure.

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