Sebastian Herkner was born in 1981 in Bad Mergentheim. He studied product design at HFG Offenback am Main (Offenback University of Art and Design) and already during his studies, he started focusing on designing objects and furniture thus merging different cultural contexts that combine new technologies with traditional craftsmanship in order to highlight the multifaceted beauty of the materials and draw renewed attention to small details. During his studies, Herkner did an internship with Stella McCartney in London, which helped hone his sense of materials, colours, structures and textures. Since founding his own design studio in Offenbach am Main in 2006, he has designed products for manufacturers such as De Vorm, Moroso and Nanoo and worked on interior design projects and for exhibitions and museums. Since 2007, he has taught several courses at HfG Offenbach am Main as visiting lecturer. His designs have received multiple awards, for example the 2011 German Design Award in the best 'Newcomer' category. Bell Table, winner of Red Dot Design Award, is Herkner's first design and is manufactured by ClassiCon.