Richard Hutten, in collaboration with Dutch manufacturer Artifort, has created a chair that brightens up the room. The Halo was inspired by Jeremy Harvey’s Hello There chair, and features a design built up entirely from circles.
Artifort used a rubber pad press technology that ensures the 2 mm thick seat and back are extremely comfortable, despite the chair’s appearance. The Halo is available in many powder-coated colours to give your interior a cheerful accent.
For me, Artifort is one of the most beautiful Dutch furniture companies and is part of our national heritage. WhenI 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.
About Richard Hutten
Richard Hutten (born in 1967 in Zwollerkerspel, the Netherlands) graduated from the Design Academy Eindhoven in 1991. In the same year, he launched his own design studio, in which he worked on a variety of projects in the fields of furniture, product, interior and exhibition design. He is one of the Netherlands’ most successful designers internationally, and Artifort is very proud to be able to work with him.
Artifort started 120 years ago as an upholstery company in Maastricht and, through craftsmanship and innovation, has since grown into a big name in the furniture trade. In the last century, designers such as Kho Liang Ie, Pierre Paulin and Geoffrey D. Harcourt established the foundations of today’s success. The timeless designs produced in those years are still part of the collection and Artifort’s course in 2014 is still determined by quality, timeless design,comfort and innovation.
*All images and information courtesy of Artifort.