Sebastian Herkner was born in 1981 in Bad Mergentheim (Germany). He studied product design at the HfG Offenbach am Main, 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. Since founding his own design studio in Offenbach am Main in 2006, he has designed products for manufacturers, as well as working on interior design projects and for exhibitions and museums. His designs have received multiple prizes.