Sebastian Herkner was born in 1981 in Bad Mergentheim. He studied product design at the HFG Offenbach am Main (Offenbach University of Art and Design). While already focusing on designing objects and furniture by merging various cultural contexts, Herkner combined new technologies with traditional craftmanship. This was 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, which helped to hone his feeling for materials, colours, structures and textures. Since founding hiw own design studio in Offenbach am Main in 2006, he has designed products for manufacturers such as Moroso, ClassiCon, Rosentahl, Very Wood, GUBI and Pulpo, as well as working on interior design projects and for exhibitions and museums.