Joachim Tantau was born in 1988 in Hanover, Germany. In 2011 he received his undergraduate degree in Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning from the Leibniz University of Hanover, where he also attended lectures on architecture history and the art of the Renaissance. In his studies he focussed on garden history and the conservation of monastery gardens.
From 2011 to 2013 Joachim studied his Master’s degree at the Prince's School of Traditional Arts in London where he focussed on the history and design of fountain houses in different cultures.
Joachim has been a passionate woodworker since very young age. His has designed and executed various furniture projects as well as a number of ambitious architectural projects, such as half-timbered houses and decorative garden pavilions.
Since 2013 Joachim is running a studio in Hamburg, Germany where he designs and produces high-end bespoke furniture and architectural features like garden pavilions and interiors as well as fine jewellery boxes. He works for private and corporate clients from all over the world. Recent commissions include an altar and a plinth for a rare 15thcentury sculpture for St.Mary’s in Abergavenny, a commission carried out under the direct patronage of HRH The Prince of Wales, and a Tabernacle for a convent in Riga, Latvia.
Joachim also works internationally as a tutor and regularly gives workshops in Geometry, Marquetry, and various subjects related to woodwork. Recent classes have taken place in Aserbaidschan, Egypt, the UK, Spain and Brazil.