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DESIGN 21

Our commitment to improving life through social design has been with us since the beginning. This is who we are and why we’re here.

  • A Style Icon in The New York Times

    September 27, 2007

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    Inspired by Richard Hutten’s “elegantly simple” design, The New York Times recently featured DESIGN 21’s Allumonde ring in its "Sunday Styles" section. In the piece "Charity With Style," the writer also acknowledged Allumonde's hidden value – the 21 percent contribution to non-profit organizations within the DESIGN 21 network and UNESCO’s Tribute 21 D.R.E.A.M. Center project.

    "The furniture designer Richard Hutten continues the midcentury tradition of bringing good design to the masses – this time in the form of jewelry. The elegantly simple rings in his Allumonde collection are made of stainless steel, black titanium-plate, gold titanium-plate, sterling silver and 24-karat gold and cost from $35 to $2500 (at design21sdn.com). Twenty-one percent of the proceeds goes to charity (19 percent of that to a cause the customer chooses from a list of more than 100 at the Design 21 Web site, and 2 percent to UNESCO)..."

    As Richard Hutten points out, the ring is more than a piece of jewelry; a symbol of the DESIGN 21 network, it's a reminder of our connection and of collaboration between people. "The theme of the Allumonde ring," Hutten says, "is the growth one experiences in meeting others through learning and exchange, joy and surprise." Click here to learn more about Allumonde.