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Pattern of Crafts

Sala Barbantini

Pattern of Crafts

German designer Sebastian Herkner explores the crucial contribution master artisans make to the world of interiors. Taking the geometric pattern of the terrace of the Basilica of San Giorgio, on San Giorgio Maggiore island, Herkner invites selected master artisans from Japan and Europe to interpret this lace-like octagonal pattern in a graphic artwork to be displayed on the wall of the Sala Barbantini. Whether in marble, glass, mosaic, stucco, wood marquetry or textiles, these exquisitely crafted pieces demonstrate how the savoir-faire of master artisans can serve the imagination of a designer to produce dazzling pieces of interior decoration, integrating time-honoured techniques.

Sebastian Herkner

German designer Sebastian Herkner combines his unconditional love for traditional craftsmanship with a flair for colour, a curiosity for different cultures and a feel for new technologies. Herkner has designed furniture for some of the world’s most respected manufacturers including ClassiCon, Rosenthal, Ames and Cappellini, as well as architectural projects and museum and exhibition designs. His work has garnered numerous awards, and he was named Designer of the Year 2019 by Maison & Objet.