Huub Ubbens was born in the Netherlands in 1964. He attended the Gerrit Rielvield Academy in Amsterdam, where he received his Design diploma in 1993. Huub Ubbens arrived in Italy in 1992, first working for Studio Cappelli & Ranzo in Naples, and later moving to Milan. From 1997 to 2004 Huub Ubbens worked as head of the design department of Artemide and from 2002 to 2008 worked as an art director for Danese. Huub Ubbens has been a freelance professional since 2004, and has worked with many of the most prestigious international companies.