What form could living take on, if a designer is able to really live out his fantasies? How much can one read into his person, culture and convictions regarding the sense, function and aeshetics of architecture, furniture and interior design based on such a design? And what appearance does this vision take on when it is created by a German designer?
Sebastian Herkner, a product designer with his own studio in Offenbach/Main, will have the opportunity at the next imm Cologne in January 2016 to completely turn the cliché of German design upside down. IMM has nominated the young uprising star of the international design scene as their Guest of Honor 2016 and is inviting him to present his own interpretation of the experimental format “DAS HAUS- INTERIORS ON STAGE” with his focus on open-mindedness and hospitality.
Herkner – collector, craftsman and magician
Sebastian Herkner’s extraordinary feeling for material and his original, in spite of its simplicity curiously enticing form solutions have quicluy earned the 34-year-old high international esteem. As a frequent traveller, he gathers impressions, everyday objects and craftsmen’s techniques. Brands like Moroso, Fontana Arte, Classicon, Sitzfeld, Very Wood by Gervasoni, Pulpo, Rosenthal or Nya Nordiska assign him with the task of designing furniture, lamps, tableware and showrooms. He understands how to emphasise the value and character of the material and combines this expediently with craftsmanship and high-tech.
For the first time Sebastian Herkner opens his “wunderkammer- like” studio to give an insight and where one can see already the sensual model for “DAS HAUS”.
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