Sebastian Herkner (born 1981 in Bad Mergentheim, Germany) studied product design at Hochschule für Gestaltung (HfG) Offenbach am Main, focusing on designing objects and furniture. In 2006, he founded his own studio for objects, interiors, and exhibition design. In the designer's own words, "There is a sensitivity and identity to my work that emphasizes the function, the material and the detail. I transport and interpret characteristics from various contexts of society and culture and implement them in new artefacts. This character infuses the most everyday objects with respect and personality. In this manner, seemingly contrary things can experience esteem." Herkner has worked with several manufacturers including &Tradition, Agape, Buschfeld, Cappellini, ClassiCon, Dedon, Emu, Fontana Arte, GAN, Gebruder T 1819, Gloster, Gubi, Linteloo, La Chance, Moroso, Pulpo, Rosenthal, Sancal, Schonbuch, Schramm, Wittmann, and Zanotta. Herkner has been the recipient of numerous awards including Designer of the Year at 2019's Maison&Objet, Paris.