Friday Five with Matthew Hufft


Based in Kansas City, Missouri, Hufft Projects is a design collective made up of architects, artists, designers, and craftsmen, all with different backgrounds, expertise, and experience. It’s Co-Founder and Creative Director, Matthew Hufft, launched the studio 10 years ago as a way of bringing a holistic approach to design, along with quality craftsmanship in the modern world. Hufft received his Bachelors degree from the University of Kansas and went on to get a Masters degree from Columbia University. Since then, he’s become LEED Accredited and licensed in Missouri, Kansas, and New York. Hufft himself has been head architect on over 100 architectural projects that range from $20,000 to $60 million. Since its inception, he’s made sure the company always focuses on the clients’ needs and brings their varied design know-how to the plate every time, all while mixing up their design process as necessary for that project. For this week’s Friday Five, Hufft shares a sampling of things he loves, including clothing, design, and machinery.


1. Carbon Cub SS
The capabilities of these machines are incredible. True adventure at your fingertips.


2. Baldwin Denim
They are part of my daily wardrobe. And one of the cuts happens to be named after one of my kids – the Cash pant.


3. Mark Magazine
This publication is beautifully done with consistently fresh content from around the globe – always informs and inspires.


4. C.R. Onsrud Pro Series CNC Router
This is one of the lifelines of our business. Crucial to our fabrication capabilities, mock ups for the design studios, and flat out, it just makes cool stuff.

5. Tribeca
I called this neighborhood home post graduate school at Columbia. Truly one of the main reasons that I love NYC so much – it has such an authentic aura.