A traditional Andean technique: With the new La Che furniture family, ames is introducing a special aspect of Colombian culture to Europe. The Lache, one of many indigenous tribes of Colombia, were known for using an eponymous technique to weave baskets until the Spanish conquistadors colonized large swathes of South[more...]
Seku means in Wolof language, spoken in West Africa, parrot. After Banjooli, which means ostrich, the Seku chair is a cocktail armchair in bright color combinations. The seating shell is floating on a skid structure and is woven like a feather dress, an additional cushion supports the comfort for outdoor.
The character of the Myida Chair is inspired by the same named clams with their typical pair of shells. Also like castanets, the two soft upholstered elements of the seat and backrest are placed in a solid wooden frame. Comfort and generosity are important for the design, next to an[more...]
The Soave collection for La Cividina is our second one after Ala. The idea was to work on a simple sofa collection for the contract interiors. Rounded shapes like soaps or pebbles are overlapping in a horizontal but also vertical way to create an unique character. The smooth backrest illustrates[more...]
After the successful launch of the Pipe armchair and daybed 2 years ago we add the dining collection 2018. The armchair and table are designed in the same characteristic by using the bold rounded aesthetic. A straight structure of tubes in wood or metal is upholstered with soft seating and[more...]
The idea of the collection is the scenario of having a good time with friends on the terrace, like for low dining, enjoying a cocktail and nice conversations. It is about the dialogue. Armchair, two seater and three seater are part of the range of soft upholstered furnitures. Softness, spontaneity[more...]
Our Arp sofa is a new modular sofa for Linteloo which took his inspiration by the roundness of Sculpture des Silence by Hans Jean Arp. Like grinded smoothly from water, the shape of the elements appear soft and harmoniously. Each element can stand by its own or set in arrangements[more...]
Inspired by turkish delight, also called lokum, Sebastian Herkner wanted to transfer the typical translucent and matt appearance of these sweets to a product. The sidetables in two sizes are mouthblown in glass and smoothly frosted with a certain technique afterwards.
project assistant: Betty Montarou
Merwyn is the first design of a collection for Wittmann we will present during this year 2018. Starting with the high standards of Wittmann and their knowledge in upholstery, we designed a chair with a high quality. Based on a macaron shaped seat, Merwyn has a unique armrest element which[more...]
Ono is the third bed the studio designed for Schramm Werkstätten. Reading, working or having breakfast in bed - Sebastian Herkner wanted to have everything as comfortable as possible. Comfortable padded pillows invite you to rest. As a busy designer and frequent traveller, such comfort zones are of great importance[more...]
The new chair range 118 refers to the chair 214, the archetype of a Thonet chair, with the seat frame bent from a single piece and the wicker cane seat. Optionally, the 118 is offered with a moulded seat. The shape of the chair legs is another special feature: rounded[more...]
A future classic. The clear lines and stylish practicality of the Grace serving trolley make for a winning combination. Its minimalist form is the perfect modern twist on a classic item. Use as a mobile bar or side table, or for storage in home offices to add a touch of[more...]
Having firmly established itself as a poolside and lounging favorite, Mbrace now brings its welcoming embrace to the dining area. New additions are characterized by the same joyful unconventionality, deep comfort and rich material mix that made theoriginal Mbrace collection such a hit, winning it the prestigious ‘Best of[more...]
Travelling by car and by bus around the countryside while visiting various workshops in Taiwan, Herkner saw lot of bridges all over the country. He was amazed to find so many typologies of them : high bridges, low bridges, connecting areas… He was really fascinated by the shapes of[more...]
Circo is the second furniture collection for Ames Sala designed by Sebastian Herkner. Using the local colored plastic pipes we developed with the craftsmen a dining and lounge chair as well as a set of sidetables and flower pots. We developed 4 color combinations which repreents the[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
One part coloured, two parts lacquered. Or was it three parts mirrored to one part textured gold. Inspired by the endless possibilities of glass; composition, texture and finishing, the Gin series of tables are as balanced as your favourite evening beverage. Sebastian Herkner has acted as[more...]
Bay sofa is a new design for the furniture collection of German brand Rosenthal. Inspired by the furniture design Hombre from 1975 by Burghard Vogtherr, Bay is an comfortable and cozy zone with a surrounding wooden structure. The modular collection includes next to an armchair a[more...]
Highline is an upholstered landmark designed by Sebastian Herkner for Dutch brand Linteloo. Overlapping cushions and a slim base characterize this new family of sofas by bringing a new approach of comfort. It is a modern statement of easy living and the feel good factor.
Aware of Lucio Doro’s expertise in lacquering, Sebastian Herkner set out to express the quality and the beauty of this technique through creating a simple but elegant surface. The gentle slope and curve of these panels allow one to see how the lacquering modifies the perception[more...]
Pastille Sidetables by Sebastian Herkner are suspended drops of colored glass which found their inspiration in the particularity of the glass fusing technique. Through the process the perfectly cut glass circles are transformed: their contours get blurred, the clear and strong colors become delicate shades.[more...]
Fold is our second design for Schramm Werkstätten. Together with the manufacturer of boxspring beds we developed a special mechanism of a foldable backrest. Initial idea was the fact, that more and more finish work, chat or read in the bed. To increase the quality of sitting in the bed,[more...]
The journey continues.... Caribe is a new outdoor collection for Ames Sala produced in the North of Colombia. Using the local colored plastic pipes we developed with the craftsmen a dining and lounge chair as well as a set of sidetables. We developed 6 color combinations which repreents the spirit[more...]
Dock is a modular sofa system designed for Emu and which is inspired by the graphics of cane baskets. Dock is made up of easily assembled modular elements that provide a flexible variety of compositions. Aluminium bases and backrests of various heights can be assembled in a variety of ways[more...]
Font is a collection of simple and graphical sidetables amd of a new material called Glaskeramik by German manufacturer Magna.The tables exist in two sizes and five colors, which are composed by using recycled glass and a new patented fusing technology. Together with the studio and Pulpo, the company Magna[more...]
It is a family of side and coffee-tables inspired by the arrangement of the countryside and the layout of fields. The table tops are made of different handmade ceramic plates. Because of the various levels and surfaces, the color will slightly change its attitude from each[more...]
The Ample Chair is an upholstered wing-armchair with ottoman. It has a strong silhouette and character as much it is cosy. The padded seat is placed on a wooden structure and the soft cushioning gives you the feeling of an intimate place with many possible seating positions.
project assistant: Robin[more...]
Our first sofa for German brand Freistil is a modular system. You have a huge variety for settings and characters. Two different heights next to various widths give the user all kind of possibilites to layout an individual sofa.
project assistant: Robin Benito Schmid
We designed a simple collection of sidetables made of powder-coated steel for young German brand Freistil. A thin tabletop is balancing on the rounded base like the stones on the cones of the Earth Pyramids in South Tyrol.
Calm is a new boxspring bed for German manufacturer Schramm Werkstätten. Our initial idea was to create a comfortable bed with modular and upholstered headboards in various dimensions. We decided for curved and straight elements, all with beautifully stitched covers and nice details like wooden hooks[more...]
Thinking about the first significant furniture for Pulpo with the typical spontaneous, artistic and crafted attitude we wanted to design a simple but also well refined daybed. Pallet is a daybed with a wooden base and a soft mattress, covered with natural leather. The mattress is[more...]
Mark is like a sign, a character a graphical silhouette. the unique design is based on the use of solid wood, a strong design language and approach. The board like leg at the back with its crossing backrest gives the chair a significant attitude. The structure with three legs provides[more...]
Mbrace is an outdoor collection for German manufacturer Dedon. MBRACE takes a joyfully unconventional approach to outdoor furniture, bringing DEDON Fiber seating and a solid teak base together for the very first time. The result is an eye-catching, instantly likable collection of chairs — wingback, lounger, rocker and optional footstool[more...]
Avenue Road commissioned the studio to design arange of new side and coffeetables for the own collection. Initial idea iof the design is a conjunction of two solid materials based on a knock-down concept. A wooden tabletop is kind of floating on a solid stone structure.
producer: Avenue Road
2015 is a big year for Tolix, full of festivity and creativity, in which they celebrate a very special anniversary.The iconic A chair turns 80 this year, and it hasn’t aged a bit!The perfect opportunity to look back on the story behind one of industrial design’s best-sellers.The[more...]
Our approach is always to create something unique with a new character. In the last years designers were thinking about metal structures by using thin pipes to get a more invisible construction. The design of the Pipe Chair is based on a big pipe, which creates an incisive design language.[more...]
The initial idea of the design was inspired by plate racks in museums, the special holders for vintage and decorative plates in museums. We transferred this detail to a collection of armchairs and sofas in various heights. The backrest is like a background or protecting shell for the user.Ala[more...]
We wanted to create glass in a new way, something solid and unique. We are fascinated by casted glass, compared with mouth blown glass elements, which have a specific wall thickness, Alwa tables have a tabletop made of 50 mm casted glass. The liquid glass is left in a special[more...]
Salute is a table high side for one. The table is meant to stand by a lounge chair and help enjoying it with a book, a tablet or a drink. The design is like a gesture of serving the person who is seated. The design is a simple yet sophisticated,[more...]
Unam Rocker is a new member of the successful Unam collection for Very Wood. Inspired by Jean Jeanneret’s pragmatic projects in India, Herkner has transferred these concepts in their own design language. Clean lines and authentic materials characterize the design of this product, which is based on[more...]
Heim is a place for your privacy and familiarity. An armchair, a two seater sofa and a ottoman belong to an unique new collection for Sitzfeldt.
project assistant: Martin Hirth
Invited by Wallpaper* Editor-in-Chief Tony Chambers, we collaborated with Caesarstone from Israel. From kitchen countertops, bathroom vanities, wall paneling or even custom-made furniture, Caesarstones´ quartz surfaces are the basic material for this design. Sebastian Herkners designs are known for exploring traditional and innovative materials as[more...]
The new Container Table is the biggest member of the Container family.
The design of Passerelle is based on the glass profiles which are known from the architecture. These profiles are fitting in a simple and straight metal construction. Passerelle is the name of the pedestrian bridges Venetians are using during high tide.
The “Bell Table” by Sebastian Herkner turns our perceptual habits on their head, using the lightweight, fragile material of glass as base for a metal top that seems to float above it. Hand-blown in the traditional manner using a wooden mould, the transparent tinted glass base asserts a sculptural presence[more...]
The small armchair and two-seater sofa Talo are inspired by the buttress roots of Ceiba trees. The backlegs are exposed to give the compact chair its stability. The uspholstery cover is tensed over the construction and creates its comfort.
Coat armchair and sofa without supports that rest directly and firmly on the floor, steady despite the fact that they are lightweight and easy to move. The idea comes from the hosiery industry, from the non-slip soles used for children´s socks. Prints that are functional and decorative[more...]
Unam is a comfortable seat available in the Lounge version and in the new Dining version with arms or without, made ??of solid wood for the contract sector. Inspired by Jean Jeanneret’s pragmatic projects in India, Herkner has transferred these concepts in their own design language. Clean lines and authentic[more...]
Joining the creations of Tord Boontje, Ayse Birsel and Bibi Seck, Patricia Urquiola and Dominique Pétot, there´s a new chair in the M´Afrique collection. Seating made using woven threads normally used for fishing nets, the design are all different and orioginal, like their names. handwoven, they are human in their[more...]
Transit _ a DIY-Shelf.
I designed for the SZ-Magazin / Sueddeutsche Zeitung. Simple, smart and concertible are some characteristics. You can change the order of the elements easily, using them like a box or upside down like a presentation plattform. Besides the fact of storing[more...]
Simple side tables in aluminium for indoor and outdoor designed for German brand Jan Kurtz.
producer: Jan Kurtz
Practical armchairs without supports that rest directly and firmly on the floor, steady despite the fact that they are lightweight and easy to move. The idea comes from the hosiery industry, from the non-slip soles used for children´s socks. Prints that are functional and decorative at the same time. the pattern,[more...]
The Arnhem sofa is multifunctional and multidisciplinary. The modular thought behind the design enables a broad range of applications. Cosy and snugly for the whole family, ideal to lie down and relax for a bit and very suitable as a multifunctional workspace, in which one can concentrate and enjoy some[more...]
The Slim M is the first model of an entire series – the Slim collection by Sebastian Herkner. Slim M is a multifunctional chair for offices and homes. The aesthetic character of the chair assures uniqueness and offers individual creativity. The user can create his own Slim M by choosing[more...]
Sustainability isn*t all about the use of materials. The relationship between the user and the product is elementarily important. Coil is blown in one piece by craftsmen and acquires a unique character, that is never attained twice. Coil is love at first sight, it reflects and absorbs its surroundings and[more...]
On a trip to spain I visited a great company producing yarns with paper. This was the starting point of the designs of the Bask collection. Together with Moroso and the paper company I developed a special paper and technique to use the yarns for 3 dimensional objects. A metal[more...]
The idea behind the design of Tauber-Collection is based on the dealing with conventional coverings of ventilation shafts. The typical character of surfaces, covers and structures made of metal is rudimental of the design and the construction. The diagonal bends of the brass plate are important for the stability as[more...]
Keeping the philosophy of De Vorm in mind, the Clip Chair has been designed environmentally friendly without wasting any material during the production process. The result is a classic, detail-oriented and solid chair made of selected, high-quality ash. The Clip-chair is a refined design with a distinctive feature. The idea[more...]