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Unique. Out of tradition.

For many decades, the Otto Hutt craft lay in the hands of the Hutt family – first founded by Karl Hutt in 1920, then successfully run by his son Otto, whose name the brand still carries. As a resident of Pforzheim – the “golden city” –, Karl Hutt transfered the idea of Bauhaus style to new products and founded a company making pocket accessories for everyday use  and elegant writing devices made of silver.
In the 1960’s, he passed on leadership of the company to his son Otto Hutt, who continued to expand the business and successfully asserted himself in the national and international market. Later, the Robert E.Huber GmbH, along with CEO Marco Frei, succeeded Otto Hutt. They then carefully revised the product portfolio and successfully continued to develop the existing manufacturing procedures. Today, the company’s outstanding competence in terms of craftsmanship and technical precision forms the foundation of the excellent worldwide reputation enjoyed by Otto Hutt products.
98

years
Otto Hutt

1920

1920

Karl Hutt establishes a company for precious writing devices made of silver and pocket accessories for everyday use. In his first year, he already has a workforce of 20 employees.

1962

The company continues to grow and moves into a larger facility within Pforzheim.
2006

2006

The Robert E. Huber GmbH takes over the Etra Weber GmbH as a fully-owned subsidiary. As the successor company of Otto Hutt, the Robert E. Huber GmbH relaunches the traditional brand. Marco Frei assumes leadership of the company.
2016

2016

Back to its roots: The company name is changed to Otto Hutt GmbH.

2015

The headquarters are relocated to Königsbach-Stein, the previous location of Robert E. Huber.
1965

1965

Otto Hutt takes over as CEO and renames the company after himself.

1952

Writing devices from the manufactory in Pforzheim are now in demand internationally as well. The Netherlands and Great Britain are two of the first countries to which the company delivers.

2016

As part of the 250th city anniversary of Pforzheim, the limited “Gold Piece” edition is created.

1995

The Etra Weber GmbH takes over the company. The headquarters are hence relocated to Birkenfeld.
2018

2018

The Otto Hutt GmbH embarks on new paths towards the future with its brand relaunch.

From Pforzheim to the world

Even in the 18th century, Pforzheim was known as the “golden city”, having built up a first-class reputation around the world for its production of jewelry, watches, and consumer goods made of gold and silver. Today, a large share of the jewelry and watch industry’s “made in Germany” know-how flows together here – about 80% of jewelry exported from Germany stems from Pforzheim.

historische Goldstadt Pforzheim

At home in the Black Forest

Inventive spirit and innovation have been rooted in the Black Forest for generations. Numerous tradition-rich family businesses, as well as plenty of forward-thinking technology companies, provide evidence of the region’s creative power and economic strength. Surrounded by impressive nature, connected to the home of jewelry production, Otto Hutt has also enjoyed belonging to this region since the company’s founding.

Made in Schwarzwald

Inspired by Bauhaus

Company founder Karl Hutt was an enthusiastic follower of the Bauhaus movement, and felt greatly inspired by the stylistic vocabulary of this new school of design. Entirely in line with his Bauhaus contemporaries, he developed writing devices that distinguished themselves through optimal processing and perfect functionality. The design was also inspired by the straightforward, clear, and functional Bauhaus style. Even today, this overarching goal of achieving a creative form that solely serves its function is reflected in the design of Otto Hutt writing devices.