Born in 1981 in Bad Mergentheim, Germany, Sebastian Herkner earned a degree in product design at the Offenbach University of Art and Design. There, he began to design objects and furniture that synthesize cultures, combine new technologies with traditional craftsmanship, highlight the beauty of his materials and draw renewed attention to the details. Herkner interned at Stella McCartney in London, deepening his knowledge of materials, colors, structures and textures. He opened his award-winning design studio in Offenbach am Main in 2006, and has worked for various brands on interior, exhibition, and museum design projects. Since 2007, Herkner has taught at HfG Offenbach am Main as a visiting lecturer.