Made in Offenbach
Back in 2014, Sebastian Herkner was hailed by the trade press as a “high-flyer of the design scene”. Fast forward to today, and he’s one of Germany’s best-known and most highly regarded product designers. At his studio in Offenbach, he designs furniture, lighting, homeware and other objects, combining modern forms and new technology with traditional craftsmanship. As a student he undertook an internship with Stella McCartney in London, where he honed the instinctive feel for surfaces and colors that now resonates in his many designs, be they lights, tables, sofas or rugs. Herkner’s popularity as a designer is attested by numerous collaborations with international furniture brands such as Cappellini, Dedon, Fontana Arte, Moroso, Thonet and The Rug Company. He has amassed multiple accolades over the years, including the 2011 German Design Award in the “Newcomer” category and the 2015 international EDIDA Award.