Born in the Netherlands in 1961, designer René Holten graduated cum laude from the Design Academy in Eindhoven. In 1997, Holten created the DoDo, his first design for Artifort. The DoDo immediately secured the Best Dutch Furniture Design prize in 1998. Holten likes the sober, clean design of Artifort’s seating, and he has stamped his make indelibly on the collection. His Libel Chair won the 2002 Good Industrial Design Award.