A characteristic sight in many regions of Colombia is the ‘panadera’ bicycle: a heavy bike used in rural areas for carrying loads of all kinds. Panadera bicycles are often the only means of transportation in the countryside, and can hold a wide variety of goods. We have travelled through Colombia[more...]
Actually this collection is inspired by the Earth Pyramids of Ritten, a very unique formation of the local landscape. The idea of balancing a round stone on the top of another volume was fascinating me to design Ecrin, a collection of containers in three sizes with a stone like lid[more...]
The generous character of Ribbon comes from the way the different materials are twined together. The washbasin is wound by a strip of metal to support it, the fold resulting is also characterizing the bathtub which exists in two variants, with and without metal wrap as socle. The long and[more...]
The lids made of brass lying on the tinted glass containers like hats of the basques. A simple handle allows you to lift these lids easily. The concave shape of these lids provides the second function of a tray or small bowl on top of the container.
project assistant: Betty[more...]
The collection includes two deigns: Mainland Light and Mainland Dark. The designs feature quadrilateral layers and structures which are inspired by the connections, junctions, overlaps, transits and free spaces within a city. Using a combination of hand knotted Tibetan wool and silk, both designs feature intersecting, intriguing textures in a[more...]
For Kaufmann Keramik we designed a new tiles collection called Soap. The starting point was our Soap tile made for Das Haus at imm cologne 2016 in real soap material. After the huge interest in them we developed the ceramic version together with Kaufmann Keramik. All sizes and[more...]
Two geometrical shapes meet to create the latest design, a series of tables and bowls. The base of the Mila is made up of a rectangular cuboid and a hemisphere provides the welcoming surface, slightly concave.
project assistant: Irina Diana Flore
Mulera is a collection of handwoven wool blankets for the summer season in three color combinations.
producer: Ames Sala
project assistant: Betty Montarou
A collection of vases called Tricolore is our first design for Danish Design company &tradition. Two vases in different colors made of mouthblown glass are placed into each other to create an interesting color composition. The three vases represents the studios interest in glass and colors.
producer: & tradition
B3 Keramik is a new stove we developed and designed for German manufacturer Bullerjan over the last years. Engineering meets craftsmanship is the credo of the new stove. A cover made of cermic tiles and a metal casted base give the B3 a sophisticated and authentic attitude. Bullerjan stoves feature[more...]
The real matter of a vase is its contents.The glass layerings of Corolle refer to the petals forming the dress of the flower. Materials or techniques combinations are always present in my work, and the Corolle collection shows in very few elements the capacities of the glass. The[more...]
Plateau, our first bathroom collection, is inspired by the idea of playing and experimenting with shapes and colours, to create a set of products that are stylish as well as useful and versatile. That*s how a sidetracking plateau came up, becoming the stylistic leitmotif for the entire collection. Functional and[more...]
Fortitude, prosperity and fortune – the pig has always been seen as an ancient and symbolic animal. For the 100th birthday of Philip Rosenthal (1916–2001) we have created the minimalist design pieces RORO, based on the most striking part of a pig – the snout. The inspiration[more...]
For Kaufmann Keramik, a manufacturer of stove tiles in Bavaria, we designed the Pas tiles. On vacation to Marrakkech I bought a tool to decorate therim of pastry. Inspired by this tool we transfered it to a bigger scale to imprint a pattern into the wet clay. The approach was[more...]
photographs of production by Ingmar Kurth[read article]
Working on Das Haus we had the opportunity to design some fabrics for our partner Nya Nordiska. The architectural context and the idea of having softer and translucent walls have been the cause for the concepts of Onno, Ray CS and Lou. We transferred typical surfaces[more...]
Creative individuality. The Tub product line highlights a combination of right angles and curved surfaces. The coat stand and console table have a solid wood frame in natural olied oak and a steel tray powder-coated in graite, with all-over black as an alternative and a open-pore paint finish for the[more...]
Pure and self-evident. The wallmounted wardrobes in the Slot product line convey geometrical forms with the emphasis on visual appeal. The front panels are available in a big range of matt and high-gloss paint colours, with a mirror or glass painted on the back. The spacer rods are in polished[more...]
Moitié imagined by the studio can be used as a receptacle for anything that comes to mind : sweets and snacks, jewelry or anything that pockets may contain. It is a special design for Designerbox in collaboration with Elle Decor France. Together with Kaufmann Keramik we produced the bowls for[more...]
Nobsa is a collection of rugs in several sizes and color combinations made of natural wool. The rugs are done by hand in small workshops in Colombia by using traditional looms. In collaboration with Ames the studio developed a home collections called Ames Sala by Sebastian Herkner.
Barro is a collection of various pots, vases and trays done in black terracotta on the countryside of Colombia. In collaboration with Ames the studio developed a home collections called Ames Sala by Sebastian Herkner.
The collection of Nudo rugs is done with a typical Colombian knotting technique. Using special looms the artisan is knotting thread by thread to get the specific graphic and heights. The design is inspired by exhibits of the Museo del Oro in Bogota. In collaboration with Ames the[more...]
Fibra is a collection of baskets made of natural fibers in small communities on the countryside of Colombia. In collaboration with Ames the studio developed a home collections called Ames Sala by Sebastian Herkner.
Maly cups are made of double walled silvered glass in three colors; smoky grey, pink and lime green.
tinted and silvered glass
producer: Verreum Prague
Using the first time colored porcelain, we developed a collection of coat hooks called Meta. The approach was to design objects for younger personalities. We asked Rosenthal to use their amazing know-how and tradition not just for the table ware. There is also a unique possibility to use porcelain[more...]
Using the first time colored porcelain, we developed a collection of clocks for Rosenthal. The approach was to design objects for younger personalities. We asked Rosenthal to use their amazing know-how and tradition not just for the table ware. There is also a unique possibility to[more...]
Using the first time colored porcelain, we developed a collection of simple vases for Rosenthal. The approach was to design objects for younger personalities.
project assistant: Daphne Le Cleach
Curator Silvana Annicchiarico invited us to design an object for upcoming exhibition "ANIMAlità" at the Triennale in Milano. All objects are produced by Italian ceramic manufacturer Bosa. Our design "Compagno" will be displayed next to designs by Sam Baron, Jaime Hayon, Lanzavecchia+Wai,[more...]
Sebastian Herkner designed the Hasso Plattner Founders Awards, which were presented end of last year to the best employees of international company SAP. In agreement with Hasso Plattner and his team we designed a glass lens made of casted optical glass. A lens is a kind of[more...]
Bullerjan presented recently the stove B² with the new ceramic tiles designed by our studio. We also developed the new layout of the stove together with the bench and box for firewood. Bullerjan stoves feature for over 35 years excellent calorific values, uncomplicated handling and their[more...]
The EUNIC Zimbabwe Cluster (British Council, Alliance Française and Goethe Institute) and The National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare, announced 2014 the second edition of Basket Case, a visual art and design project bringing together prominent African and European artists and designers, who were commissioned to create new pieces in collaboration[more...]
The extravagant Collana collection of vases incorporates a refined fusion of traditional artisanal techniques employed in porcelain and glass production. The four white, conical porcelain vases, which already stand out thanks to the striking contrast of unglazed biscuit porcelain and a glazed rim, feature a tinted, hand-blown glass embellishment around[more...]
Loving the skilful interplay of materials, surfaces and production techniques, the studio has succeeded in creating a design that is particularly captivating in this respect with the Falda vase developed for the Rosenthal studio-line. The simple, bulbous vase made from biscuit porcelain with its velvety surface and pleated, topquality collar[more...]
In Asian culture, an entire ceremony is dedicated to the art of brewing and drinking tea. It is an opportunity for inner reflection, celebrates leisure and is kept deliberately simple. These ideas are also reflected in the “Wan” (which is the Chinese word for bowl) tea set designed by Sebastian[more...]
This mantel clock is a reinterpretation of the preceding Felt wall clock; the different approach of function, material and shape leads to an iconic clock that can stand on its own. When closely viewed, the texture of the pressed felt becomes visibly apparent as a perfect match with the wood[more...]
The tea set Chado for Verreum is designed for the celebration of drinking tea. The origin of its name Chado is based on the Japanese designation of tea ceremony. It is a set of archaic and simple designed objects consisting of a tea cup, milk jug, tea pot, cookie bowl[more...]
The Containers are made of silvered and tinted glass. You can use them like a vase or together with the lid like a vessel. This project is a result of the Glass is Tomorrow workshop 2012. Pulpo picked it up 2013 for their new collection.
The project Container was created[more...]
Do vessels to store and present food and everyday utensils have to be colourful and made of plastic? Not at all! Sebastian Herkner designed precious bowls with matching lids for Carl Mertens. Inspired by Herkner, possibly today‘s most coveted German young designer, the cutlery manufacturer from Solingen is working with[more...]
Responsibility is a big topic in my work and my process of designing products. At the beginning is always the question of the need. Material, craftmanship and technology are important considerations when creating solutions which don´t respond to trends, but rely on usability and sustainability.
I wanted the wall clock to[more...]
Norma is a set of table accessories produced by Verreum. Bowl, vase and candle holder are made of silvered glass. Silvered glass, also known as Mercury Glass is double-walled glassware with a silver coating inside the walls. Each manufacturer had their own recipe, which was a closely guarded secret. The[more...]
The annual Frankfurt Book Fair is the largest of its kind in the world, with over 7000 exhibitors and 280000 visitors. On the last day of the week-long book fair, the currant Guest of Honor will ceremonially hand over the GastRolle (Guest-Scroll) to the Guest of Honor for the following[more...]