'Sexy-Relaxy' chair, single piece white rotation moulded polyethylene with slightly pitted white coating, by Richard Hutten, Rotterdam, 2002.
Height: 71 cm, Height: 40 cm seat, Width: 60 cm, Depth: 80 cm
Richard Hutten designed the 'Sexy Relaxy' chair in a more volumetric and less constructed manner as at this point, he was seeking designs that could be made more industrially and in greater volume. The chair is made of LDPE - rotation-moulded polyethylene - which is a relatively low-tech means to make plastic furniture. 'Sexy Relaxy' chairs were made in various material including steel and wood and in limited editions as well as unlimited batch production.
until 2008 selfproduction, then licensed for production by manufacturer Gispen
Attribution note: unlimited batch production
The 'Sexy Relaxy' chair is made of rotation-moulded polyethylene which is a relatively low-tech means to make plastic furniture. At this point in his career Richard Hutten was more concerned with exploring ideas of volume than the possibilities of construction. He was seeking designs that could be made entirely by machines and in greater volume. 'Sexy Relaxy' chairs were made in various materials including steel and wood and in limited editions as well as unlimited batch production.
Richard Hutten (1967 Zwollerkerspel) graduated at the Academy Industrial Design Eindhoven in 1991. That same year he started his own design studio. He worked on furniture, product, interior and exhibition designs and developed his 'No sign of design' and 'Table upon table' concepts (W.21-2009). He is one of the most successful contemporary Dutch designers and a key exponent of Droog, a design company he has been involved since it's inception in 1993.