Holger Janke was born in 1964 and belongs to a group of young lions in the design world. Initially trained as a woodcarver, he went on to study industrial design in Kiel before joining the design studio "Wilkhahn Entwicklungsgesellschaft". Whils
t on work experience during his college year he worked alongside Leo Lübke in the development of the Contract office range. In 1995 he designed a further range of furniture.