Widely regarded as one of the most accomplished and business savvy designers of his generation, Richard Holbrook has created award-winning and best-selling products for some of the most innovative and well recognized companies in the world. His client list includes Alpine Electronics, Casablanca Fan, Dacor Appliances, Delta Faucets, The Gunlocke Company, Herman Miller, Mitsubishi Motors, Office Depot, Staples, Steelcase, Teknion, Thermador, Tropitone Furniture, Virco Manufacturing, Weiser Lock and Yamaha Sports.
Born and raised in Southern California, Richard Holbrook is a 1981 graduate of Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. After completing his studies at Art Center, he accepted a position in the Exterior Styling Studio of Peugeot Automobiles, first in Coventry, UK, then in Paris, France.
RM Holbrook Associates Inc. was established in 1985, with initial projects in the sports and fitness equipment, consumer electronics, home furnishings, kitchen appliance and office furniture industries.
“Although I was trained as an Industrial Designer, I’ve had the good fortune to work with companies and leaders who engaged me in the highest levels of corporate management, business strategy, and product planning. My approach to design and brand development is research driven and results oriented; I believe that good design is good business, and my focus is on using design to achieve measurable business results.”
With over twenty years of experience, Richard speaks frequently at design and business conferences and has been featured in articles appearing in international publications including The Wall Street Journal, The New York and Los Angeles Times, Metropolis Magazine, ID (International Design), and Contract.