Following his honeymoon to South Africa, German designer, Sebastian Herkner, was inspired by all the aspects, elements and shades he encountered across so many areas. The Aarde (which means earth) is a representation of this; of the layering that exists culturally, demographically and in the nature and light of Africa. The Aarde has subtly overlapping layers with different depths to create the play with light and minerality that Sebastian saw in the natural landscape and wanted to represent. The earthy colours (brown, red, sandstone...) used in this range are very much part of the story Sebastian wanted to communicate.
Sebastian’s love for traditional craftmanship coupled with a natural affinity for colours, authentic materials and textures and his curiosity for different cultures meant that this collaboration was a natural fit. His works have won numerous accolades – among others the IF Award, the Iconic Award and the Elle Décor International Designer of the Year for 2021 award (Edida) in 2021.