At 37, German designer Sebastian Herkner, who trained at Offenbach University of Art and Design, is embarking on an ever-growing number of collaborations with international design houses (no less than 21 projects in the pipeline during 2018 for Moroso, Dedon, Thonet and Lintello to name but a few). Over the course of the past decade, he has received some thirty awards in recognition of his innovative yet traditional work.
Who, since first setting up his studio in Offenbach am Main back in 2006, has unremittingly focused on creating designs that fuse tradition with creativity, new technology with long-established crafts. This is a man who boasts an unconditional love for traditional craftsmanship, a flair for colour, an eagerness to embrace everything global and to draw on other cultures, an appetite for traditional materials (ceramics, wood, marble and leather), a desire to encompass sustainability, a keen eye for detail, a sense of respect for the time it takes to create a truly stunning piece… A long list of values that guide him in his relentless quest for authenticity, from the iconic “Bell” table (ClassiCon), a steel and brass platter nestled on a hand-blown glass base, to his very latest creations. These are set to be unveiled at MAISON&OBJET, an event that Sebastian Herkner holds particularly close to his heart, having always harboured a soft spot for French culture. Let’s hear what he has to say.
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