"Homo Ludens" is an essay by Dutch philosopher Johan Huizinga. Homo Ludens is Latin for "The Playing Man". In this essay he describes the role of play AS culture.
For Hutten design is a cultural expression. In this lecture he gives an overview of the work he made the last 24 years, including the designs he did for Droog Design, explaining the fun he had while making is.
Design as playing.
Having fun as the ultimate luxury.
The lecture is organised as a part of the exhibition "New Luxuries: Less + More in an Age of Austerity".
See you on Jan 9 at 19:00 in Moscow Design Museum (CEH "Manege" building).
The lecture is free.
Richard Hutten started his own design studio in 1991, working on a variety of projects such as: furniture-, product-, interior- and exhibition design. He is one of the most internationally successful Dutch designers. His work is part of the permanent collections of, among others, Centraal Museum Utrecht, Stedelijk Museum of Modern Art Amsterdam, Vitra Museum Weil am Rhein and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
Philippe Starck used some of Hutten's designs for the interiors of the Delano Hotel Miami and the Mondrian Hotel Los Angeles. Richard's other clients include Hidden, DMD, Planet, Sawaya & Moroni , REEEL, E&Y Tokyo, IDÉE Tokyo, Englender UK, S.M.A.K. Iceland, Pure-design Toronto, Centraal Museum Utrecht, MOSS New York, Donna Karan New York, Maxfield Los Angeles, Karl Lagerveld, KPN telecom and HM Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands. A book about his work 'No sign of design' was written by Ed van Hinte.