After working for Stella McCartney in London, Sebastian Herkner founded his own studio in 2006 and 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.
An unconditional love for traditional craftsmanship paired with a good feel for new technologies, a true flair for color, authentic materials and textures, an unadulterated curiosity for different cultures, these are the characteristics of Sebastian Herkner's work, from objects and furniture creation to interior architecture projects.
Balance and intuition are important and enduring factors in his work, which he sees as a continuous dialogue that straddles the disciplines.
His works have won numerous prizes – among others the IF Award, the Iconic Award and the Elle Deco International Design Award (EDIDA). Maison&Objet Paris has also elected him 2019 “Designer of the Year”.