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Welcome to “Das Haus”:
Oliver Herwig in a Talk with Sebastian Herkner


The new edition of “Das Haus – Interiors on Stage” stands in bold contrast with all living conventions. It is circular, more or less transparent and has almost no solid wall elements. Nonetheless, Sebastian Herkner’s house promises to be a sensual experience – a house that is soft and aromatic, colourful and communicative. In the interview with Oliver Herwig, the designer talks about the conception of his installation.

The design is vaguely reminiscent of tent-like yurts or traditional ring architecture in rural China, except that such traditional forms do not consist of transparent, colourfully opaque or perforated foils, industrial textiles and luxurious curtains, but are instead designed to provide more substantial protection against wind and weather, sun and curious glances. This is not the case for “Das Haus” 2016. Here, in contrast, everyone is invited to look, enter, feel, communicate with others, gather impressions and insights.

imm69_2016_Vortrag_Herkner_Port1Sebastian Herkner, who was born in Bad Mergentheim and studied at the University of Art and Design in Offenbach, founded his own studio in Offenbach in 2009. He sharpened his eye for detail during a one-year internship with the fashion label Stella McCartney in London. Since his successful participation in the [d3] design talents contest at imm cologne in 2008 and 2010, he has won numerous prizes. His extraordinary feeling for material and his original, in spite of its simplicity, curiously enticing form solutions have quickly earned the 34-year-old high international esteem.


Lecture: Welcome to “Das Haus”
Speaker: Sebastian Herkner, Studio Sebastian Herkner
Moderation: Oliver Herwig
Date: Monday, 18th January 2016
Time: 10:15 – 11:00 am
Place: The Stage, hall 2.2, K008
A complete overview about the schedule of The Stage you will find here.