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 a very young age engaged in designing and building timbered 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 architectural history and the conservation of monastery gardens.
From 2011 until 2013 Joachim studied at the Prince´s School of Traditional Art in London, with a focus on architectural woodwork and traditional geometric design principles. For his degree project he got rewarded the Barakat Prize by The former Prince of Wales.
Since 2013 he has run his own studio, creating high-end furniture, sculpture and objets d’art for an international clientele.
He has been selected by The Prince’s Foundation School of Traditional Arts, London to teach his techniques and principles to aspiring artists and designers all over the world.