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DESIGN INSPIRATION

2019 SEBASTIAN HERKNER

 

Chelsea—the affluent London area which, in the ‘70s, was the birthplace of
the ‘Sloane Ranger’, with his/her distinctive fashionable lifestyle. Today, it is
as desirable and exclusive as it was then, much like Sebastian Herkner’s
series of the same name. With its sleek, curved back, it is as if a ‘Chelsea’ sofa
or armchair is hugging you, a feeling that is reinforced by the thick,
comfortable cushions.

Sebastian Herkner

‘There is a sensitivity and identity to my work that emphasizes the function, the material and the detail.’ Sebastian Herkner (1981) studied Product Design at Offenbach Design Academy. He interned at Stella McCartney in London where he developed a liking and true flair for colour, material and their connection—a characteristic that has never left him. As early as 2006 Sebastian established his own studio and has since been involved in projects for a wide range of companies and institutes, increasingly gaining international acclaim. By now, his trophy cabinet must be bursting at the seams and Maison&Objet even elected him “2019 - Designer of the Year”. Sebastian pairs an unconditional love for traditional craftsmanship with a feel for new technologies, a combination resulting in refined shapes and tactile surfaces—the perfect match with Linteloo.