In 2014 we brought you Mood by René Holten. A sleekly-upholstered bucket seat with five different bases and four different upholstery styles.
Mood offers a variety of colour and fabric options to suit a wide range of interior styles.
By carefully observing sitting positions and sitting behaviours in different situations, we discovered a demand for both relaxed and active postures. For example, a meeting environment requires a more active posture than a dinner setting. That is why we introduce the Mood Active. A bucket seat for a more upright sitting position, but with all the same features and options the original Mood has.
Holten (born in 1961) is a graduate of institutions including the Maastricht Academy of Fine Arts and Design and the Design Academy Eindhoven. He has worked for the Dutch architect Wiel Arets as an architectural designer, and for Artifort as the head of product development (1993-1998). He designed the DoDo in 1997, his first design for Artifort, which immediately won the prize for best Dutch Furniture Design 1998. Some of his other designs, such as Libel (2002) and Lotus & Low Lotus (2008) have also won prizes, receiving the award for Good Industrial Design. With his design studio named after himself, René Holten focuses on the furniture and bathroom fittings industries. Besides Artifort, his clients include Pullman (beds), Mosa (tiles), and Clou (bathroom fittings).