Bad Mergentheim, Germany
Born in Bad Mergentheim, German designer Sebastian Herkner studied product design at the Arts and Design University of Offenbach.
During his formative years, he did an internship with Stella McCartney in London, which helped him to refine his perception of materials, colours, structures and fabrics.
His professional experiences while still studying led him to come into contact with diverse cultural contexts in which he was able to experiment with new technologies as well as traditional craftsmanship.
In 2006, he founded his own studio in Offenbach am Main, where he focuses on the potential of different materials and on the importance of minute details.
The studio has created signature design objects for producers such as ClassiCon, Dedon, Fontana Arte, La Chance, Moroso, Pulpo, Rosenthal and Very Wood, along with interior design projects for exhibitions and museums. For Cappellini, Sebastian Herkner has created the Litos sofa, a project that is reminiscent of the rounded shapes of the rocky Salento coastline.
Since 2007, he has held several courses at the University HfG Offenbach am Main as a visiting lecturer. He has also received numerous awards such as the "German Design Award 2011" in the new talents category, the "EDIDA Award 2015" for young talents, as well as being invited as the Guest of Honour at the IMM of Cologne in 2016.