Justus Kolberg has been running his own design studio in Hamburg since 1997. He completed his studies in industrial design at the Muthesius Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Kiel in 1990. After gaining international experience in Italy – where he designed for Castelli and Tecno – he worked with the Team der Wiege Wilkahn-Entwicklungs GmbH in Germany. The Confair conference system was one of his larger projects there.
Justus is passionate about developing chairs. "The possible variations when designing a chair are huge. This fact is what makes every architect dream of one day developing a chair." For him, chairs have somewhat of a "human dimension;" they are very important because they accompany us throughout our daily lives; we should feel comfortable with them.
Kolberg's innovative designs made waves in the industry (he has worked for Bene, Wilkhahn, Renz, Kusch, Garpa, Howe, and Tecno, to name a few). He has received such high-calibre prizes as: the IF Hannover Product Design Award; the Red Dot des Design Centrum NRW; the IDEA –Gold Industrial Design Excellence Award (USA); and the Japanese Good Design Award.