A friend bought this chair as a limited edition by Richard Hutten. I’ve looked around but didn’t find any reference…..
I’m glad I have so many dear readers who occasionally help me out.
Dear Guido, The so-called Lamp Chair on your blog this week is not by Richard Hutten himself, but has something to do with him. The chair was brought to market by Hidden at the time, a Dutch label in which Richard Hutten was closely involved. In any case, Hutten designed a number of furniture for Hidden, but if I am not mistaken, he was also the founder / owner of this label.
The chair in question is called ‘POF 1’, was designed in 1997 by the Swiss design collective N2 and is an adaptation of a classic model by the also Swiss manufacturer HorgenGlarus. At N2, at least Jörg Boner and Christian Deuber were involved. Below are a few useful links:
Richard Hutten designed these chairs as a tribute to Hendrik Petrus Berlage. Berlage was the architect who designed the The Hague Municipal Museum of Modern Art (or Gemeentemuseum) in The Hague.
The chairs are used in the museum’s restaurant.
Limited edition of Centraal Museum Chair in blue.
The four chairs were used by the groom’s parents and brother while attending the civil wedding ceremony of Willem-Alexander, Prince of Orange and Máxima Zorreguieta in de Beurs van Berlage (Amsterdam, 02-02-2002), rotation moulded LDPE, 43,5x52x99 cm
October 10, 2012 at Venduehuis The Hague, curated by Dutch foundation Zetel.
Richard Hutten’s first chair design for Artifort. For sale by the end of 2012.
A cube with rounded corners, like an icon on a smartphone screen. Designed in accordance with the best Artifort traditions: smooth, timeless and comfortable. Artifort is proud to present the first design by Richard Hutten for Artifort.
The Apps has a wooden internal frame. Comfort is assured thanks to the use of webbing in the back and an ingenious seat that boosts the natural comfort of the thick layer of foam. The Apps can be upholstered in either one or two fabrics, and one-person (1.0) and two-person (2.0) versions are available.
The model presented during Il Salone 2012 is a prototype; the Apps will be made available for purchase end 2012.
Richard Hutten on designing for Artifort:
For me, Artifort is one of the most beautiful Dutch furniture companies and is part of our national heritage. When I was asked to design something for Artifort, I considered it both an honour and a challenge. The quality of the designs dating from the 1960s in particular is very high. My aim was to match that level. Through the assistance of Kho Liang Ie, who introduced Harcourt and Paulin to Artifort, Artifort grew into a leading brand worldwide in a very short space of time. My ambition is to revive that golden era.