René Herbst (1891-1982) was a french designer and decorator.
He was especially known for his furniture, which he made from tubular steel in the 1920's. Herbst was among the first designers to use this new material for furniture. One of the most famous examples of his work is the "Sandow's Chair", which he made in 1928.
It conveys a minimalistic flair due to the simplicity of the design.