Placing the coarse before the fine, preferring a choice that bucks the trend compared to the most common research into the slim form. Despite this, staying light, ethereal.
The design is thus structured around the most reassuring aspect of the oversized: the simplicity. The minimalist and rugged structure is built with a powder-painted aluminium tube with diameter of 80 mm. Resting on it is a seat cushion with a rounded physique, a covert suggestion of the idea of the inflatable module. The back, like a bold parenthesis, promises comfort. The effect, as well as the natural appeal, is that of a pleasing roundness, casual and lightweight.
Table in chromed steel or varnished steel.
Sebastian Herkner was born in 1981 in Bad Mergentheim. He studied product design at the University of Art and Design Offenbach, already focusing during his studies on designing objects and furniture merging 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.
Whilst still a student, Herkner did an internship with Stella McCartney in London, which helped to hone his feeling for 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, Moroso, Very Wood by Gervasoni and Nodus, 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 visiting lecturer.
His designs have received multiple prizes, for example the 2011 German Design Award in the Newcomer category and 2015 the Edida Award for Best International Newcomer.