Rene Holten (b. 1961) was born in the Netherlands and studied Architectural Design at the Academy of Arts in Maastricht, in the Netherlands, graduating in 1987. He established his architecture office in Switzerland in 1988. In 1990, he worked for the architect Wiel Arets. He graduated from the Design Academy in Eindhoven, Netherlands, studying industrial product design. By 1993 he started his own industrial design office.