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EDIDA YOUNG DESIGN TALENT 2015, Herkner’s approach to design is to merge various cultural contexts, combining new technologies with traditional craftsmanship in order to highlight the multifaceted beauty of the materials and draw renewed attention to small details.
Sebastian Herkner was born in Bad Mergentheim and studied product design at Offenbach University of Art and Design. He works in a responsible and authentic way, collaborating with interesting and unique manufacturers and workshops to develop new objects.
He likes to be in contact with craftsmen to understand their way of thinking and transforming his ideas. Design is communication between the designer and the client but also between the object itself and the user. Whilst still a student, Herkner did an internship with Stella McCartney in London, which helped to hone his personal style of materials, colours, structures and textures. Since founding his own design studio in Offenbach am Main in 2006, he has designed products for manufacturers such as ClassiCon, Very Wood by Gervasoni, Moroso, Sancal, La Chance and Rosenthal as well as working on interior design projects and for exhibitions and museums. Since 2007 he has taught several courses at HfG Offenbach am Main as a visiting lecturer. His designs have received multiple prizes, for example the 2011 German Design Award in the Newcomer category.