News from René Holten, Designer in Maastricht, the Netherlands


Oktober 2017:
21-29 Oktober. Chair 'MOOD' wil be exhibited on de DDW (Dutch Design Week) in de 'Kazerne', Paradijslaan 2-8, Eindhoven.

'MOOD' is now extended with a active version. Plus 2 seating ergonomics, 5 different bases, 4 upholstery styles and possible in all kinds of leathers, textiles and colors, the possibilities are endless.
One of the bases for 'MOOD' is made of a special bended and laser-cutted piece of inox. This base is shown on the fair.

Come and visit us on the largest design-event of the Netherlands.

MOOD at Dutch Design Week

The chair "MOOD" is part of the exposition Material Design, organised by Embracing Exchange, sponsered by the City of Maastricht and Provincie Limburg.

‘OPEN MONUMENTENDAG’, September 2017:

September 10, 2017: The Andrieskapel is open for viewing from 12.00 PM till 19.00 PM, that day is ‘Open Monumentendag’ in Maastricht.
The construction plans have been submitted at the city hall and will be on display in the Andrieskapel.

Below are some 3D impression of the plans.


3D impression #1 of the design

3D impression #2 of the design


New sofa 'Fauve'
presented at the IMM fair Cologne

February 2017:
New sofa 'Fauve' is designed for the Belgian furniture company INDERA.
The sofa is designed as a modular system. This system gives great possibillities in creating your own perfect seating area. There is a contrast between the tight upholstered base and the soft down pillows.
The result is a modern and very comfortable sofa.


Fauve Bank for Indera by René Holten

Fauve bank for Indera by René Holten



November 2O16:
After 9 months of negotiation René Holten has bought the 'Rijksmonument', the Sint Andrieskapel (Chapel of St. Andries); a small church built in the 14th Century, being one of the oldest Churches of Maastricht; it is situated within the heart of the new creative centre (Shpinxkwartier) of Maastricht.

After a restauration- and a rebuilding process this fabulous place will be the new workspace for our design-atelier. Besides our own new space we are also planning to open the Sint-Andrieskapel on a regular basis for design- and art-exhibitions.

We are planning to make this a great new place for our own atelier and the design- and art-community.

Hammock + Kaldur

Hammock + Kaldur

René Holten wins REDDOT-award 'best of best'

April 2O16:
Dutch designer René Holten's design wins the prestigious and highly prized 'Red Dot Award' for product design with the 'Hammock' innovative double bath and accomodating 'Kaldur' tap.

The double bath 'Hammock' and 'Kaldur' tap designed by René Holten for bathroom specialist CLOU who has been awarded the prestigious and highly prized Red Dot Award: 'Best of the Best'.
The 41-member jury reached an unanimous decision after the organization received 5,214 submissions from manufacturers from 57 countries for the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2016.
Their decision was accompanied with a clear motivation: 'This is the very best of design! Ground-breaking products in the world of international bathroom design that deserve the title 'Best of the Best'.

Hammock + Kaldur

Hammock + Kaldur

'latte', stadsmeubel City of Maastricht

Oktober 2O15:
Latte Stadsmeubel is designed in collaboration with the Maastricht Design Collective 'Het Werkgebouw'. This project is commissioned by and designed for the city of Maastricht. 'Latte' is a modular seating program with different heights to suit both children and adults. Various setups are possible because of their wedge design. 'Latte' is designed and produced in a sustainable way by local craftsmen using only natural materials.


New website and new logo launched

April 2O14:
New logo and new corporate identity in cooperation with Hugo Thomassen (photography) and Miranda Reijnders (visual & graphic Design). New website in cooperation with Pista Hajdú of, office for Web Design, 3D Modeling and Web Hosting.



April 2O14:
New productrange ‘MOOD’ launched succesfully at furniture fair ‘Salone di Mobile’ Milaan, Italy.

For international renowed furniture company ARTIFORT, René Holten designed an upholstered dining and conference chair ‘MOOD’. A chair with different styles for different kinds of use. Five different bases, four different styles of upholstery and a huge amount of fabric and colour options. Everything is possible within this new range of chairs: you can choose your ideal chair for every mood.

New bOOklet available

March 2O14:
A small book with a lot of beautiful pictures. A selection of product-designs of René Holten of the last decade have their place in this small but beautiful book. With designs for companies like Clou, Artifort and Concrete Urban design. A book that has been made in close collaboration with photographer Hugo Thomassen and graphic designer Miranda Reijnders. Hugo Thomassen is responsible for most of the pictures, almost half of them made especially for this book!
If you are interested, don’t hesitate to get in contact.


Daybed ‘LOUNGER’ presented at the IMM COlOgne 2O14

Januar 2O14:
Daybed ‘LOUNGER’, chairs ‘SHORTY’ and ‘KIRK’ are all succesfully presented and launched at the Internationale Mobelmesse IMM in Cologne, Germany by new furniture brand ‘Concrete Urban Design’.
The new designs are all made by glassfiber reinforced concrete in perfect build moulds made by the, in South Germany-based, company. With ultimate precision the products are casted in the hightech-factory: this results in the most smooth surfaces you can imagine that can be made with concrete.
The designs and inner surfaces are optimized to get the best possible ergonomic comfort with a hard material like concrete, so the seating experience is surprisingly comfortable. And the concrete is designed not in a sturdy manner but ‘light as a sheet of paper’.


Chair 'libel' in design catalog
'modern furniture, 150 years of design'

September 2O13:
Chair 'Libel', designed for the dutch company 'Artifort' has been chosen as one of the design classics for the year 2000. The reference book 'modern furniture, 150 years of design' describes the design period from 1862 till 2012.



April 2O12:

The new chair 'SHARK' is launched at the international furniture fair Salone di Mobile in Milaan.
A new model that got his name by the resemblance with the profile of this predator. But….. you don't have anything to fear from the 'SHARK'; in contrary: the 'SHARK' will give you maximum seating comfort, firm with a good ergonomic formed back to give you hours and hours comfort for a long evening at your dinner table or at a productive meeting at your work.

'Shark' can be upholstered in numerous textiles and colors


NEW DESIGN STUDIO finished at Cannerweg 177


René Holten new studio is finished and will be the new home base for new design ideas and development. 6 great sliding doors will give huge daylight and flexibility. Easier outdoor access and bigger workspaces for more people are created. The new studio is completely build with ecofriendly oregane-pine, and simple basic materials to give a perfect environment for creating new future designs.



March 2O11:

The start of a whole new sanitary design concept for the Dutch company Clou wins the ISH Design Plus award at the ISH Frankfurt ! This award is a recognition of the new series ' WASHME', a whole new line of washbasins (4 sizes), small fountains for toilets (3 sizes), 8 sizes cupboards in more than 100 size and colour-variations that will be come on the market in the next 6 months. These series of washbasins will further strenghten the growing collection of sanitary products of Clou.




Snowwhite, elegant, thin, with a smooth marmorlike surface. Easy to clean, functional and trendsetting.
4 chromed legs, coming from a central point will enhance the curves and give the chair a floating character.