Sebastian Herkner (born
1981) studied Product Design at HfG Offenbach University of Art and Design.
During his studies he began to focus on designing objects and furniture, honing
his keen sense for materials, colors and textures. For a short while he then
worked for Stella McCartney in London. In the year 2006 Sebastian Herkner
founded his own studio. Since that time, he has designed furniture, lamps and
smaller items for manufacturers such as Ames, and Tradition, Cappellini,
ClassiCon, Dedon, Ex.t, Fontana Arte, Gubi, Linteloo, Moroso, Pulpo, Rosenthal,
Schramm Werkstätten, Thonet, Wittmann and Zanotta. Herkner also realizes
interior architecture projects and museum and exhibition design. His works have
won numerous accolades – among others the IF Award, the Iconic Award and the
Elle Deco International Design Award (EDIDA). As Guest of Honor to imm cologne
2016, Sebastian Herkner provided the design for “Das Haus”. Maison&Objet
has elected him 2019 “Designer of the Year”.