René Holten (1961) studied architecture at the Academy of Art in Maastricht. After working at various architectural firms in Switzerland and the Netherlands, he decided to continue his studies at the Eindhoven Design Academy where he graduated with honours in 1993.
After his experience as head of product development at Artifort, in 2000, he decided to devote himself entirely to his own design agency. Since then, he has also designed sanitary and outdoor furniture, in addition to other types of furniture. His designs are characterised by a bright, functional and aesthetic design language. His pursuit of a quality and timeless product, combined with his knowledge of the production process often produces surprising designs. Over the years, he has received many international awards for these.