Sebastian Bergne

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Sebastian Bergne (born 1966) British Industrial Designer renowned for making everyday objects special with his essential and human approach to design.[1] Sebastian and his team work as an external Industrial design facility for international brands, as a designer and supplier of bespoke objects for restaurants,[2] retailers [3] and individuals or as producer of a growing collection of personal editions.[4] His wealth of experience makes him sought after as a curator,[5] lecturer and commentator on design.

Personal background[edit]

Bergne is the son of Paul Bergne, a British diplomat and Suzanne Bergne, a ceramist/psychotherapist. He is the grandson of writer Diana Holman-Hunt and second great grandson of Pre-Raphaelite painter William Holman Hunt.

Bergne was educated at Bedales School. Then at the Central School of Art and Design where he received a Bachelor's degree in Industrial Design (Eng) in 1988 and then an MDes with distinction in Industrial Design from The Royal College of Art, London in 1990. He set up his commercial studio in London in the same year followed by a second in Bologna, Italy, between 2000 and 2007.

Professional background[edit]

Bergne has worked with a wide variety of clients including Authentics, DeBeers LV, Driade, ENO, Epson, Lexon, Moulinex, Muji, P&G, Sassoon, Swarovski, Tefal, Vitra and WMF. His work has been widely published, exhibited and included in permanent collections including that of The Museum of Modern Art (New York) and the Design Museum (London). He has also been honored with numerous international design awards such as Red Dot, Design Plus and iF Product Design Award.

Bergne shares his knowledge and experience as a jury member, lecturer, and by contributing to graduate and postgraduate design education at The Royal College of Art, ECAL, Central School of Art and Design, and the University of Venice.


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