Sebastian Thies

Founder x Designer of brand nat-2™

Sebastian Thies, 6th generation footwear professional since 1856, is the Founder x Designer of high-end sneaker brand nat-2™. Sebastian is also a Creative Director at various other Projects and has worked with companies such as MCM, Wu-Tang, Sony, Paramount, Activision, Ritter Sport, Atelier PMP, Hasbro, Gabor, HBC, Studio100.

Sebastian has already won several international awards such as the Red Dot Design Award, German Brand Award, Innovation x Design Award, IspoBrandnew Award, was nominated twice for Germany’s Designpreis and appointed as Kultur- x Kreativpilot by the Federal Republic of Germany.

Sebastian’s Designs have been showcased and included to design collections in international re-known exhibitions and museums such as Grassimuseum Leipzig, Red Dot Museums Essen x Singapore, Kunsthaus Vienna, MKG Hamburg, Shoetopia Detroit, Cube Designmuseum NL, Wilhelm Wagenfeld Stiftung Bremen, VirtualShoemuseum, Deutsches Museum.

nat-2™ is a pioneer in innovative, recycled and sustainable high-end footwear and accessories using truly unique materials such as real stone, wood, milk, fish leather, coffee grounds, hayfield, tinder sponge, corn, cork, glass, woven aluminium, colour-changing uppers, olive-leather and many more.