Sebastian Herkner


Geleitsstraße 92, D-63067 Offenbach am Main, Germany

Sebastian Herkner for Ex.t

“The bathroom is a place that needs to be lived in at its best. You need comfort, pleasurable furniture as well as handy spaces to place the products and the objects you want to bring with you! The main challenge for me is to keep it light but functional and finely detailed. I think that blurring the boundaries between the bathroom and other living spaces, as the bedroom for example, is a natural evolution in the future of the industry”

Sebastian Herkner

Sebastian Herkner (born 1981) studied Product Design at HfG Offenbach University of Art and Design. During his studies he began to focus on designing objects and furniture, honing his keen sense for materials, colors and textures. For a short while he then worked for Stella McCartney in London. In the year 2006 Sebastian Herkner founded his own studio. Since that time, 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. Herkner also realizes interior architecture projects and museum and exhibition design. His works have won numerous accolades – among others the IF Award, the Iconic Award and the Elle Deco International Design Award (EDIDA). As Guest of Honor to imm cologne 2016, Sebastian Herkner provided the design for “Das Haus”. Maison&Objet has elected him 2019 “Designer of the Year”.