Sebastian Herkner, born 1981, studied Product Design at the Design Academy in Offenbach. During his studies he did an internship at Stella McCartney in London and developed a particular liking there for colour, material and their connection. Since graduating from Offenbach in 2007 he has worked as assistant in the Product Design faculty and is in charge of projects in the realm of integrated design. In 2006 Sebastian Herkner established his own studio and has since then he is involved in freelance projects for various companies and institutes. In 2011 he was awarded as BEST NEWCOMER by the German Design Council.