The german designer Justus Kolberg started to cooperate with Tecno in 1991, when he designed the folding chair P08, then followed by the public area seating system Kora and the multifunctional table Kolt.
Justus Kolberg was born in Schleswig, Germany, in 1962, and graduated in Industrial Design from the Muthesius School in Kiel in 1991.
Having moved to Italy in 1988, he began working with Castelli S.p.A and with Studio GianCarlo Piretti.
In the period 1991-1992, he designed two innovative office products for Tecno: the Kora chair and Kolt, the table for multifunctional spaces.
Since 1997 Kolberg has been working as a freelance designer with Tecno and with other major European and international design companies: Davis, Garpa, Falcon-Companies, Howe, Kokuyo, Kusch, Lamm, Munch, Renz and Wilkhahn-Entwicklungs GmbH.
His awards and honours include:
Design Champion Design Center Stuttgart 1st Prize, Germany, 1991
Inclusion in the permanent exhibition at the Stedeljik Museum of Modern Art in Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1994
Design-Week-Award Great Britain 1st Prize, U.K., 1995
IF Hannover Product Design Award Best of category, Germany, 1995, 1996
IDEA- Gold Industrial Design Excellence Award, USA, 1996
Bundespreis Produktdesign of the German Design Council, Germany, 1998
Japanese Good design Award, Japan, 1999
Red dot of the design centrum NRW, Germany, 1992, 1995, 1997,1998, 2001, 2002, 2003
Best of Neocon Gold Medal, USA, 2005