Born in the Netherlands in 1964, he attended the Academy in Amsterdam Gerrit Rielvield graduated in Design in 1993. He came to Italy in 1992 for an internship at Studio Hats & Ranzo in Naples, then moved to Milan.
He worked in the studio of Marco Ferreri, Andrea Branzi and Claudio La Viola. From the 1997 2004 worked as head of the design department for Artemis and from the 2002 2008 he worked as art director for Danese Milano.
He works as a freelancer since 2004. Over the years Huub Ubbens works with companies such as Alessi, Artemide, Art & Leather BBB Bonacina, the municipality of Milan, Danish-Milan, Escudama, Fiat, Gheos-Wappe, Hema, Labover-Corian, Malofancon, Marseille-Provence2013, Montina, Monumedia, EEAS , 3M. His objects are collected in important design collections and have received important awards such as the selection Compasso d'Oro Award and Reddot Design Plus. He works at the University of Architecture didatiche Vanvitelli Naples, University of Architecture of Milan Polytechnic, Sustentare school of design strategy, Sao Paulo (BR), EID Toulon (FR), La Sapienza University of Rome, the Polytechnic School Design "SPD" of Milan, Artfure St. Petersburg (RU), CMA of Santiago de Compostela (SP), ENSAM of Montpellier (FR), Ecole des Beaux Arts de Toulouse (FR).