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DESIGN INSPIRATION

 

2017 SEBASTIAN HERKNER

 

Because of declining usage, the railway viaduct of the New York West Side
Line was effectively abandoned in 1980. Locals advocated its preservation
and reuse, in the form of an elevated park. The result became an inspiration
to cities around the world and, indeed, to Sebastian Herkner who named this
series after the New York landmark. You can opt to keep the ‘high line’ of the
curving back in full view or pad it with ultra-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.