Moroso has been working in close collaboration with some of the worldâ€™s most talented designers to produce luxury sofas and seating since 1952.
Today the company is headed by the second generation of the Moroso family- Roberto, the CEO, and Patrizia, the Art Director,- and is an example of how a small Italian artisan-owner company has evolved since it was run until the nineties by Agostino Moroso. The company has always been open to new ideas, from its origins in post-war Italy where there was a culture of â€˜doing things and doing them wellâ€™, Moroso has been farsighted, daring and certain of the advantage of combining craftsmanship and tailoring with industrial processing techniques to create unique products and by drawing on the worlds of industrial design, contemporary art and fashion.
Along with its product catalogue, the culmination of thirty years work in design and expression, Moroso offers customers its design and production expertise to create customized projects for the contract and luxury residential sectors. Our ability to offer unique products is thanks to the combined talents of our 70 master artisans, our network of trusted suppliers, the use of high quality materials and a true attention to detail.
Sebastian Herkner was born in 1981 in Bad Mergentheim, Germany.He studied product design at the HfG Offenbach am Main (Offenbach University of Arts and Design), already focusing during his studies on designing objects and furniture merging various cultural contexts, combining new technologies with traditional craftsmanship in order to highlight the multifaceted beauty of the materials and draw renewed attention to small details.
Whilst still a student, Herkner did an internship with Stella McCartney in London, which helped to hone his feeling for materials, colours,structures and textures. Since founding his own design studio in Offenbach am Main in 2006, he has designed products for manufacturerssuch as De Vorm, ClassiCon, Moroso and nanoo, as well as working 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 prizes, for example the 2011 German Design Award in the Newcomer category.