(1891 – 1982)
Herbst was born in Paris, where he also completed his studies. In 1908 he began to collaborate with various architectural studios; first in Paris, then in London and Frankfurt. In 1912 he proceeded along the road of modern design, occupying himself with metal furniture window displays and indoor lighting. As far as his designs for metal furniture were concerned, we began to recognize in 1926 his complete maturation in the rigorous and functional design of his nickel-plated metal models.