Sebastian Herkner was born in 1981 in Bad Mergentheim, Germany, he studied product design at the HfG Offenbach am Main (Offenbach University of Art and Design). During his studies Sebastian was focused on designing objects and furniture merging various cultural contexts and combining new technologies with traditional craftsmanship in order to highlight the multifaceted beauty of the materials and draw renewed attention to small details.
Whilst still a student, Herkner interned with Stella McCartney in London, which helped to hone his feeling for materials, colors, structures and textures. Since founding his own design studio in 2006, he has designed products for manufacturers such as Moroso, ClassiCon, Rosenthal, Very Wood, Gubi and Pulpo, as well as working on interior design projects and exhibitions and museums. Herkner has received multiple international prizes, including the 2011 German Design Award for Best Newcomer, the Red Dot Design Award for his "Bell Table” and a Wallpaper* Award for his Wooster Street chair aka Unam Chair" in 2014. 2015 will see his first direct collaboration with Avenue Road in the form a new series of tables.