The Alain Huin Collection is part of the Architecture Archives Collections.
Alain Huin has been a prolific designer for over forty years and is passionate and driven by the creative process of design. Alain Huin studied at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Tours, France and the Superior National School of Decorative Arts in Paris. He was head of the Industrial Design Department of the Alain Richard Agency in Paris where he did a variety of product and furniture designs and his furniture designs were selected in 1972 by the Minister of Cultural Affairs during the Pompidou Administration on behalf of the French government as one of the best in French furniture for the Du Mobilier National. His designs are in their permanent collection. He also worked as an industrial designer with Raymond Lowey Industrial Design in Paris and while there designed the galley equipment for the Concorde, Air France; designs for Holland Railways, Shell International and Saint Gobain. He came to the United States and worked in the Charles Eames office and collaborated on a program of furniture design for Herman Miller. He started his own practice in 1985 as designer and principal of Alain Huin product design and designed furniture and accessories for major furniture manufacturers including Johnston Casuals, Comfort Designs and Ethan Allen many of these designs were sold by major retailers such as Crate and Barrel, Bloomingdale's, Macy's, Pottery Barn and Restoration Hardware. Alain Huin now pursues his creative passion in painting, drawing, and sculpture.