Sebastian Schönheit is a Berlin-based industrial designer with a unique authorial approach. He intuitively develops original design solutions ranging from industrial products and furniture to scenography and architectural exhibition installations while also offering conceptual consultancy services.
Known for his iconic use of forms, Schönheit's creations are distinguished by conceptual design, clean aesthetics and a formal strictness that reveals careful thought and development. In Schönheit's work, echoes of Minimalist aesthetics meet sensuality and softness. His creations emerge from a profound understanding of simplistic yet functional design. The designer's committed interest in reducing his products to their essence is reflected in his holistic design approach. Conceptual rigour ensures that each project upholds a functional proportionality of production and usage. With this necessary reductivism he focuses on the truth-value that materials and authentic concepts hold. They lay a solid foundation for his forward-thinking approach to classic constructions with modern cuts.
As a Bauhaus University alumnus, Schönheit shaped an aesthetically refined approach rooted in creative repurpose, multidisciplinarity, and craftsmanship throughout his partnership and eight year long career as Head of Product Design at the international brand NEW TENDENCY. By steadily testing and re-investigating historical design, solutions for contemporary questions are discovered. This approach defines Schönheit's design praxis and has lead to collaborations with internationally renowned companies in the areas of product, fashion and industrial design as well as exhibition architecture.