That same year he started his own design studio in Rotterdam, working on a variety of projects such as: furniture-, product-, interior- and exhibition design.
Richard Hutten developed the "No sign of design" and "table upon table" concepts, which have been exhibited worldwide.
He is one of the most internationally successful Dutch designers; a key exponent of "Droog Design" ("Dry Design"), in which he has been involved since it's inception in 1993.
In 1994 Hutten gained international attention with his artistic pieces "the cross" and "s(h)it on it".
He is the creator of many children-friendly products as the "bronto" chair, the "elephant hassocks" and the "dumbo" cup.
Richard Hutten's work is part of the permanent collections of, among others, Centraal Museum Utrecht, Stedelijk Museum of Modern Art in Amsterdam, Vitra Museum in Weil am Rhein, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
Philippe Starck used some of Huttens creations for the interiors of the Delano Hotel Miami and the Mondrian Hotel Los Angeles.
His clients include Hidden, Harvink, DMD, Planet, Sawaya & Moroni, REEEL, E&Y Tokyo, IDÉE Tokyo, Englender UK, Pure-design Toronto, Centraal Museum Utrecht, MOSS New York, Donna Karan New York, Maxfield Los Angeles, Karl Lagerveld, KPN telecom and HRH Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands.
"Homo ludens" / playing man, was the first retrospective of the work of Richard Hutten, shown at the Kunsthal Museum in Rotterdam in 2007.