Lutz Pankow was born in Lisbon, Portugal in 1968 and lives in Hamburg/Germany. He studied engineering and product design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Saarbruecken, Germany with Prof. Brandolini, Prof. Burkhardt and Prof. Hullmann, he completed the Design degree in 1995 (Diplom Designer). From 1995 to 1996 he had a scholarship at DesignLabor Bremerhaven, where he worked on various projects with Francois Burkhardt, Alberto Meda and Roger Tallon. Since 1996 he works as designer, offering industrial-,interior- and exhibition design services. In the same year he began teaching product design students at HBK Saar. In 2005 he started teaching design at the School of Fine Arts in Hamburg.