In this, our second design for Freifrau, our concept was to fuse the frame and the seating shell – not just in technical, but in optical terms, too. This is something we achieved by deliberately extending the frame into the back of the shell. Looking at the Theia Armchair, it[more...]
Nuage side tables for CoEdition are inspired by the clouds and the human trails in crafts. We wanted to show the beauty of craftsmanship and the quality of handmade objects. The collection of Nuage is made of handcasted ceramic tabletops and crafted metal bases in brass or bronce. The surfaces[more...]
For when we find ourselves in need of a remote space to do work, relax or reenergize between meetings or events: The Rest bench. The design has a characterful persona with upholstered elements that bring a sense of softness to modern spaces, joined by the functionality of[more...]
The Mate side tables are created with the idea of becoming a companion in the daily life of its user, akin other objects that serve an inherent purpose in the everyday. Having approached the design from a symbolic perspective, the tray is seemingly[more...]
We have created an unmistakably versatile item of design in Juna. We have impressively achieved the aim of granting the bed a more significant role in everyday life. The design draws the sleeping solitaire closer into the living area, where it serves as a communicative, free-standing place.[more...]
The design of the Ulis Lounge adapts to both residential and contract spaces. Sebastian Herkner defines it as his idea of a modern comfort. The soft aesthetic formed to wrap and embrace, guarantees a comfortable and a reclining position at the same time, and make this product space friendly and[more...]
A new dramatic statement piece joins the Cartagenas collection by Sebastian Herkner: the Reina Cocoon chair. Featuring a strong colour contrast and an oval-shaped, protective roof, the chair brings vibrancy and a touch of eccentricity to any outdoor space. Part throne, part beach chair, the piece will stand out on[more...]
Bridging the gap between timeless aesthetics and memorable form has always been a specialty of Wittmann. Unobtrusive yet showing plenty of presence, Marlow is the latest proof of the sure hand with which the manufactory consistently focuses on precision craftsmanship and first-class design. Sebastian Herkner brought[more...]
Our award-winning Mbrace collection is beloved for its modern material mix. Combining teak, woven fiber and an optional die-cast aluminum base, Mbrace is more distinct and richer than ever before. Now we add a new version to its family, the new Club Chair. A smaller version ob[more...]
Our new Imi side-tables for German brand Pulpo are made of handcrafted ceramic cylinders in various colors. You can combine them in different combinations of two or three elements. Based on the artworks by artist Imi Knoebel, we play with various color blockings.
The Blume collection designed by Sebastian Herkner has been enriched with a new version with armrests. The Blume armchair, also available in a lounge version, reproduces the soft, rounded shapes of the collection, which owes its distinctive appearance to a sophisticated flower-shaped profile in extruded aluminium that follows the curvature[more...]
Classic materials such as bentwood and canework, reduced to the essential. The new 119 lounge chair is a quintessential Thonet piece that’s bound to make its mark in any setting. It can be positioned alone or in a pair as an elegant counterpoint to a comfy sofa, whether in a[more...]
Moro is a cosy cocoon of a chair for La Manufacture. Named after a famous Venetian Doge, the design evokes the strong personality of an Italian palazzo’s lush interior. A warm and welcoming atmosphere that could never be forgotten.
producer: La Manufacture Paris
Good designs are distinguished by their ability to adapt. In keeping with precisely this motto, Thonet is expanding its “Offenbach chair” range designed by Sebastian Herkner in 2018 to now include armrests. Minimalist and honest, sophisticated and precise, the new 118 F model adds another level[more...]
Introducing Case for Wendelbo, a collection of elegant highback sofas that breathes a sense of calmness, concentration and comfort into everyday life. Created as a response to the noises and distractions in larger spaces, Case´s highback form span across three different sizes that all bring an elegant feeling of privacy[more...]
Two years ago we presented our Ona collection for German manufacturer Freifrau at imm Cologne. The success of the iconic design and the request by interior designers prompted us to develop the lounge chair versions of Ona as well. We are very happy to present now after 1.5 years development[more...]
Our award-winning Mbrace collection is beloved for its modern material mix. Combining teak, woven fiber and an optional die-cast aluminum base, Mbrace is more distinct and richer than ever before. The aluminum base, available for wingchairs, armchairs, lounge chairs and matching footstools expands the collection’s visual language while extending its[more...]
We wanted to create a dining table for Man of Parts that combines the best of hand-made craft and modern technology. The Bavarian maker uses a 5-axis CNC machine program to achieve the shapes and combines it with traditional hand finishing to great effect. We were inspired by how the[more...]
Caribe Natural chair is a new interpretation of our first design for Ames. The Caribe chairs are now available also with a weaving in natural fiber from Colombia for indoor use.
pictures by Andres Valbuena
Cartagena collection is an ode by our studio to the colorful Colombian city on the Caribbean coast, that we visited[more...]
Nine imaginative and original tables and seating designs, created by nine leading international designers and beautifully made in one of Europe’s top craft workshops, will be on show in an installation called Connected at the Design Museum in London.
The American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC), Benchmark[more...]
The Rolf Benz 594 high-back armchair is both an eye-catcher and a beautiful comfort zone. The soft lines of its shape offer a visual clue to its particularly soft, light upholstery. Its finely balanced back curve embraces its occupant and allows sideways snuggling, creating a truly[more...]
Organic details segment the parts of the Klee series, giving them character and precision. These tables and chairs for Coedition, are carefully designed for everyday life. Klee is an honest chair, with a distinctive twist, characteristic of the spirit of Coedition. Our wish was to design[more...]
The Let™ Lounge Chair by our studio and Fritz Hansen embodies the German designer’s excellent skills and signature aesthetic, with Fritz Hansen’s expert craftsmanship and quality. It is designed for a wide variety of expressions and interior styles and is suitable for[more...]
One of the most beautiful and unspoiled places in Salento, where the shallow cliffs rest on the crystal clear waters of the Ionian Sea drawing a sinuous profile, inspired our creative mind. This is how Litos was born, the informal sofa by Cappellini paying homage in shape and name to[more...]
Using already casting glass for the Alwa tables, Bent lights and Atoll candle holders, we add a new casted design to the Pulpo product portfolio. Our distinctively tall, skinny side table series Pina is inspired by the abstract turns and twists of the famous Pina Bausch dance theatre. The basic figurine with base,[more...]
For 2020, Leading Asian design brand Stellar Works presents its first collaboration with German designer Sebastian Herkner. Known for his unusual shapes and materiality choices, Herkner has created Host, a movable wardrobe created in response to the growing need for flexible furniture in both homes and hotels. Herkner’s design sees[more...]
It’s time to cocoon in this soft and comfortable lounge chair the studio designed for young Dutch brand Fest Amsterdam. With its rounded shapes and soft lining, this chair will make you feel at ease. The straight shell and outside appearance contrast to the quilted and[more...]
ISLA is the name of GAN’s new venture into the world of outdoor furniture. With the first collection for the brand, the studio explores ways of inhabiting outdoor spaces through irregular shapes, resulting in a more versatile, inviting and unique seating system.ISLA comes in seven color combinations (Coral, Sand,[more...]
Live naturally and enjoy excellent meals together. Eating should not be a habit, but a lifestyle. The table we sit at is the most important basis for this. Rolf Benz 909, with its radii and craftsman-made frame, represents the archetypal design of a place for dining. There[more...]
Featured by a soft and rounded shape, both chair and lounge armchair owe their distinctive appearance to their sophistiocated flower-shaped profile in extruded aluminium. An extremely comfortable collection, in which the slender frame and the soft, generous polyurethane foam are harmoniously combined. The steel structural[more...]
The Mati collection for Zanat is a statement of grace and simplicity. The studio developed a fdining table and a dining chair. Much of the table’s character stems from cleverly considered joints between the legs, its frame and the tabletop, which create attractive details underneath the tabletop while giving an[more...]
Working successfully together for several years, we add new colorways to our collections at Ames. After a very bright color selection of Caribe at the beginning, we were looking for more natural and pale colors this time. This brings a new approach to the brand and[more...]
The idea behind Taru is a comfortable sofa and daybed showing the high craftsmanship of Ligne Roset. Producing in France represents a huge know how for detailing and quality I was looking for in this collection. The elegance and simplicity of Taru reflects my approach for good design which becomes[more...]
Our Lewa tables for French brand Ligne Roset follow our passion for material and color combinations. Kind of ceramic islands are floating on the organic and smooth wooden tabletops. The design is driven by our idea of sustainbility, local production and honest materials.
producer: Ligne Roset
Pola is a tailored sofa, the elegant textile straps and the refined structure give a modern approach to the classic sofa. The smooth wooden beam construction gives a floating aspect to the opulent cushions. So Pola is generous and robust, yet fine, Pola is a new classical.
Inspired by the delicate fronds of a unfurling fern leaf, the Fern collection has a design language that harks back to nature. Combining plantation teak with a soft finish outdoor rope, the enveloping, woven back rest both protects and provides the comfort and is attached to[more...]
By interlacing different straps of textile, Venier suggests in a decorative way a separation in the room without hiding completely. The savant play on material qualities reinforces both the functionality and the pleasant aura of the paravent.
In 2012, the Bell Table marked the starting point of the cooperation between the studio and ClassiCon. Within just a few years, the design has almost achieved the status of a classic – probably because it also fascinates with the unexpected use of materials. Glass, of all[more...]
The elegant range 118 by Sebastian Herkner for Thonet receives an eye-catching newfinish: deep black and dark blue, rich dark red, contemporary antique pink and mint, plus dark brown-violet are the six expressive high-gloss colours adding a a chic new polish to this popular design.
The bridge that the 118[more...]
Mbarq is a new sofa for Dedon. With Mbarq, we were focusing on the group, the conversations, the sense of togetherness. When I think of collection’s name, I think of people embarking on a journey together, without ever leaving the comfort, privacy and protectiveness of Mbarq itself.
Inspired by a trip to Veneto in Italy visiting a glass casting and bending company, we designed Bent. The Bent table family is about a huge dining table with a marble table-top and two smaller side tables made completely in glass. Similar to the lighting the bases of the[more...]
Carousel is a new collection of chairs for Italian brand Emu based on an aluminium framework with various inlays to create a cozy backrest. There is a modern sustainable wicker interpretation using colorful textile ropes, as well as a new innovative textile pad, which is pressed with a technology from[more...]
Ona is our first collection for German furniture brand Freifrau. The design is inspired by the idea of having an upholstered piping which accentuate the silhouette of the seat. The delicate detail gives the chair a strong and iconic presence.
Our first product for Italian brand Zanotta is a side-table in two sizes. Using blown and linear structured glass tubes, the legs get a precious character. A thin metal or glass tabletop is kind of floating on those color tinted legs.
In addition to the 118 chair launched early 2018, we designed the suitable barstool to complete the collection. The barstool exists in the common three heights.
Albert is a small portable sidetable inspired by its older sister Grace designed one year ago. The clear lines and stylish practicality of both designs make for a winning combination. Its minimalist form is the perfect modern twist on a classic item. Inspired by 1950s architecture, the design works[more...]
Inspired by the beautiful and colorful hammocks you can find all over Colombia, the studio designed a deep lounge chair for our Siesta. A welcoming metal structure provides the stability to fix the small seating hammocks. These garden lounge chairs exist in three colorways and textiles produced at a small[more...]
Cielo lounge is a line extension of the successful Cielo dining chair. New in the family is now a low lounge version and a high-back lounger in the existing colour combinations. The collection is in production in the North of Colombia. Using the local colored plastic pipes we[more...]
Cielo is a new outdoor cchair for Ames Sala produced in the North of Colombia. Using the local colored plastic pipes we developed with the craftsmen a stackable dining chair We developed 4 color combinations which repreents the spirit and lifestyle of Colombia.
producer: Ames Sala
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, a bench and a lounge chair with a high quality. Based on a macaron shaped seat, Merwyn[more...]
Miles collection is based on the Merwyn collection which was presented earlier in the same year. Starting with the high standards of Wittmann and their knowledge in upholstery, we designed the collection with a high quality. Based on a macaron shaped seat, Miles is now more grounded and[more...]
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 Maiyda 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.
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.
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...]
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.
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.
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...]
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...]
Sebastian Herkner has created a special limited edition of “Bell Table” for stilwerklimited edition design gallery in collaboration with ClassiCon – “Bell Table Ornament”. This special edition, in grey glass with copper, is limited to only 10 pieces.The transparent grey glass foot of the table, blown in a[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...]
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...]