Sebastian Herkner Is The Designer of the Year at Maison et Objet Paris – In each edition of the event Maison et Objet Paris chooses a designer of the year whose work stands for innovation and excellence. This time around, the lifestyle and design trade show has selected the German designer, Sebastian Herkner.
We’re almost at the end of the year and that only means one thing: 2019 is coming and we’re getting closer to our favorite event of the year – Maison et Objet Paris! This event has been the world’s foremost event for professionals of the lifestyle, interior design, and design industries since 1995. Every edition brings together more than 3,000 exhibitors and more than 85,000 unique visitors from all over the world.
The event has always sought to honor designers whose originality and excellence impact their generation and Sebastian Herkner was the chosen one to be the Designer of The Year. Herkner is a German designer who trained at Offenbach University of Art and Design and he has had 21 projects in the pipeline during 2018 with international design houses such as Moroso, Thonet or Linteloo and has received more than thirty awards over the course of the past decade. Bell coffee table and Violet Bell side table
La Che for Ames
Herkner set up his studio in the Frankfurt suburb of Offenbach am Main back in 2006, and since then he has been focused on creating designs that fuse tradition with creativity, new technology with craftsmanship. His unconditional love for traditional craftsmanship was what guided his first landmark design, the “Bell” table, whose steel and brass platter nestles on a hand-blown glass base produced in a centuries-old Bavarian glass factory. Grace for Schoenbuch
Pastille Table for Edition van Treeck
Herkner is not only inspired by different cultures, skills, and lifestyles that exist all around the world, but also by traditional materials like ceramics, leather or marble. His approach to design is both ethical and committed, imbuing the creative process with the same degree of importance as the actual end product itself. Oda lamps for Pulpo
Lamps in Glass for Pulpo