Joachim Tantau is a designer-maker of furniture and architectural objects, living and working in Germany near Hamburg. He was born in 1988 in Hanover, Germany and since very young age engaged in designing and building houses and furniture from wood.
In 2011 he received his undergraduate degree in Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning from the Leibniz University of Hanover. In his studies he focused on history of architecture and the conservation of monastery gardens.
From 2011 until 2013 Joachim studied at the Prince´s School of Traditional Art in London, where he could deepen his interest in woodworking and combine it with the knowledge of traditional design principles. For his degree project he got rewarded the Barakat Price by HRH The Prince of Wales.
Since 2013 he is establishing his own studio, designing and producing high end furniture and jewellery boxes as well as decorative architectural follies.