John Sebastian (b. 1975) was born in Denmark and grew up in Horsholm. In 1997 he entered the Engineering College of Copenhagen to study modern manufacturing processes.
In 2001 John Sebastian set up his own studio in Copenhagen. In the same year, Easy, his first foray into furniture design, was exhibited at Scandinavian Furniture Fair. This showing led to an introduction to Jacob Gubi and in 2004 Easy became a part of Gubi’s collection.
In 2003 he developed a concept bike for Biomega, JS01. The bike was exhibited together with Biomega’s Copenhagen Bike, Marc Newson’s MN01 and Ross Lovegrove’s RL01 at the Dreams on Wheels exhibition at The Danish Design Centre in Copenhagen and at the Superdanish exhibition at Harbourfront Centre in Toronto.
John Sebastian began a co-operation with Stelton in 2004. The brief was to create an evolution of Erik Magnussen’s renowned thermos, which resulted in the Pingo series and a line of objects was to follow. Same year Fritz Hansen asked him to design a complete furniture collection.
2005 brought the Glow lightning series for the glass manufacturer Holmegaard and Royal Copenhagen commissioned him to create a complete range of Pots and Pans, a family of 39 units.
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